Pro-Parris Mobility:


10% Change Total
Down 10
No Change 21
Up 6
Grand Total 37
10% Pro-Parris Change

Thirty-seven pro-Parris persisters appeared on both the 1690 and 1695 tax lists. Changes of ten percent "Up" or "Down" as well as "No Change" between 1690 and 1695 can be hand counted or found by means of a pivot table, using the Data menu. The results can be displayed in a pie chart.

Rank and percentile analysis suggests that many underwent a distinct decline in economic standing: more than 25% fell into the "Down" category. Yet the fact that almost 75% held or improved their position is evidence that the deterioration, though substantial, was not widespread or massive.

The types of pro-Parris men who showed changes in mobility can be determined by sorting the thirty-seven pro-Parris taxpayers in descending order of wealth in 1690 (select "Sort" in the Data menu or choose "Sort Descending" in the AutoFilter icon on the "Tax 1690" column). The sorted list reveals that the pro-Parris downturn was limited to middling taxpayers.  Nine of the fourteen Parris supporters who fell between the fortieth and seventy-fifth percentile of village taxpayers in 1690 declined at least ten percentile points in the next five years. On the other hand, the minister's well-to-do supporters retained their prominent status while his poorer supporters, those registering at or below the bottom quartile, showed considerable upward movement.

Users can analyze the data in other ways. For example, sorting the "Tax 1695" column in descending order highlights the previous economic standing of pro-Parris taxpayers in 1695. For example, it shows that half of the fourteen pro-Parris persisters in or just above the bottom quartile of taxpayers in 1695 had been in the middling ranks of taxpayers in 1690 — a noteworthy decline.

What can be said about anti-Parris individual economic mobility after 1690? Click Next.