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Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT): Part I - Current Population Survey, April 1971, Augmented With DOT Characteristics and Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT): Part II - Fourth Edition Dictionary of DOT Scores for 1970 Census Categories

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data, census/enumeration data, survey data
Creator
  • National Academy of Sciences. Committee on Occupational Classification and Analysis
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-05-11
Language
English
Free Keywords
census data; economic indicators; employment; employment qualifications; job satisfaction; jobs; labor force; occupational categories; occupations; social behavior; socioeconomic indicators; work attitudes; work environment; workers
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains two separate data files, both of which are the results of the systematic evaluation of job worth performed by the Committee on Occupational Classification and Analysis of the National Academy of Sciences. The Committee acquired a selection of variables from the April 1971 Current Population Survey (CPS) that were gathered from a sample of households which yielded 60,441 workers in the experienced civilian labor force. The CPS survey provided detailed information about the workers and their family backgrounds, education, and employment. Part 1 contains that data augmented with Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) characteristics, e.g., job classification and description, for each worker in the survey. Part 2 of this data collection is a file created by the Committee containing aggregate DOT characteristics (based on the DOT, Fourth Edition) for the 574 expanded occupation categories of the 1970 United States Census. The motivation for aggregating DOT characteristics (which exist as scores for each of 12,099 occupations) into 1970 United States Census codes was to allow researchers to relate the characteristics of occupations from the DOT to the characteristics of the individuals in those occupations gathered from the Census and survey data. The file's data -- the aggregated scores for all the workers in each of the 574 occupational categories -- are based on a variety of criteria, e.g., Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP), aptitudes, interest factors, preferences, physical demands, environmental conditions, and General Educational Development (GED).
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Current Population Survey, April 1971, Augmented With DOT Characteristics
    • DS2: Fourth Edition Dictionary of DOT Scores for 1970 Census Categories
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1970
  • Time period: 1971
  • Collection date: 1970
  • Collection date: 1971
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Part 1: United States labor force. Part 2: United States labor force occupation groups.
Sampling
Part 1: A mulitstage probability sampling method was employed in the April 1971 Current Population Survey of households and yielded 60,441 workers in the experienced civilian labor force.
Note
2006-09-06 This study has been updated from OSIRIS and now includes SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files, a SAS transport (XPORT) file, a SPSS portable file, and a Stata system file for both parts.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7845 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07845.v1
Publications
  • Capatina, Elena. Skills and the evolution of wage inequality. Labour Economics.2014.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.labeco.2014.03.003 (DOI)
  • Autor, David H., Levy, Frank, Murnane, Richard J.. The Skill Content of Recent Technological Change: An Empirical Exploration. Quarterly Journal of Economics.118, (4), 1279-1333.2003.
    • ID: 10.1162/003355303322552801 (DOI)
  • Garen, John. Unions, incentive systems, and job design. Journal of Labor Research.20, (4), 589-603.1999.
    • ID: 10.1007/s12122-999-0023-0 (DOI)
  • Maume, David J., Jr.. Glass ceilings and glass escalators. Work and Occupations.26, (4), 483-509.1999.
    • ID: 10.1177/0730888499026004005 (DOI)
  • Maume, David J., Jr.. Occupational Segregation and the Career Mobility of White Men and Women. Social Forces.77, (4), 1433-1459.1999.
    • ID: 10.1093/sf/77.4.1433 (DOI)
  • Garen, John. Self-employment, pay systems, and the theory of the firm: An empirical analysis. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.36, (2), 257-274.1998.
    • ID: 10.1016/S0167-2681(98)00065-1 (DOI)
  • Peterson, Trond, Morgan, Laurie A.. Separate and Unequal: Occupational-Establishment Sex Segregation and the Gender Wage Gap. American Journal of Sociology.101, (2), 329-365.1995.
    • ID: 10.1086/230727 (DOI)
  • England, Paula, Herbert, Melissa S., Kilbourne, Barbara Stanek, Reid, Lori L., Megdal, Lori McCreary. The Gendered Valuation of Occupations and Skills: Earnings in 1980 Census Occupations. Social Forces.73, (1), 65-99.1994.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2579918 (URL)
  • Kilbourne, Barbara Stanek, Farkas, George, Beron, Kurt, Weir, Dorothea, England, Paula. Returns to skill, compensating differentials, and gender bias: Effects of occupational characteristics on the wages of white women and men. American Journal of Sociology.100, (3), 689-719.1994.
    • ID: 10.1086/230578 (DOI)
  • Spenner, Kenneth. Skill: Meanings, Methods, and Measures. Work and Occupations.17, (4), 399-421.1990.
    • ID: 10.1177/0730888490017004002 (DOI)
  • Kemp, Alice Abel, Beck, E.M.. Equal Work, Unequal Pay: Gender Discrimination within Work-Similar Occupations. Work and Occupations.13, (3), 324-347.1986.
    • ID: 10.1177/0730888486013003002 (DOI)
  • Cain, Pamela S., Treiman, Donald J.. The Dictionary of Occupational Titles as a Source of Occupational Data. American Sociological Review.46, (3), 253-278.1981.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2095059 (URL)
  • Rumberger, Russell W.. The Changing Skill Requirements of Jobs in the US Economy. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.34, (4), 578-590.1981.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2522479 (URL)
  • Miller, Ann R., Trieman, Donald J., Cain, Pamela S., Roos, Patricia A.. Work, Jobs, and Occupations: A Critical Review of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Final Report to the United States Department of Labor from the Committee on Occupational Classification and Analysis.Washington, DC: National Academy Press. 1980.

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National Academy of Sciences. Committee on Occupational Classification and Analysis (1984): Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT): Part I - Current Population Survey, April 1971, Augmented With DOT Characteristics and Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT): Part II - Fourth Edition Dictionary of DOT Scores for 1970 Census Categories. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07845