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Is there an established way to group occupations based on the 1990 occupational codes?

I want to group occupational codes based on the 1990 classification system (occ1990) into slightly more aggregated categories (not a highly aggregated system based on one digit, but perhaps two digits). Is there an established document that allows me to do that systematically?

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Jeff Bloem


One reasonable way to aggregate these codes is to use the occupation headings as listed on the codes tab. That is, OCC1990==003 - 022 are Executive, Administrative, and Managerial Occupations, OCC1990==023 - 037 are Management Related Occupations, etc. I'm not sure if this sort of aggregation is exactly what you are looking for, but it is a fairly reasonable approach.


Oct 25, 2018 - 09:27 AM

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