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Occupational Measures from the Dictionary of Occupational Titles for 1980 Census Detailed Occupations

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
Creator
  • England, Paula (University of Texas)
  • Kilbourne, Barbara (University of Texas)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1989-01-10
Language
English
Free Keywords
census data; job skills; job training; labor force; occupations; work environment; workers
Description
  • Abstract

    This collection provides average scores on selected variables from the Dictionary of Occupational Titles for 1980 Census occupational categories. The dataset was prepared using a sample of individuals from the 1970 Census whose occupations had been coded with both 1970 and 1980 Census detailed occupational codes. This file, known as the Treiman file, was merged with selected variables from the FOURTH EDITION DICTIONARY OF OCCUPATIONAL TITLES, using 1970 occupational categories as the merge variable. A score on each Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) variable was then computed for each 1980 occupational category. Included among the DOT variables were such characteristics as (1) level of complexity at which the worker functions in terms of data, people, and things, (2) training required to do the job, (3) verbal, numerical, spatial, and other aptitudes needed to perform the job, (4) percent of workers in the job with a preference for a specific type of job activity such as abstract and creative activity or activity requiring business contact with people, (5) temperamental attributes such as adaptability to performing under stress and adaptability to performing repetitive work, (6) physical demands of the job, and (7) environmental conditions under which the work is performed. Measures of mean hourly and annual earnings for both men and women in each occupation and number of men and women in each occupation also are included.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1980
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All 1980 detailed Census occupational categories.
Collection Mode
  • A related dataset is available from ICPSR: DICTIONARY OF OCCUPATIONAL TITLES (DOT), PARTS I AND II (ICPSR 7845). Part I is CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY 1971, AUGMENTED WITH DOT CHARACTERISTICS. Part II is FOURTH EDITION DICTIONARY OF DOT SCORES FOR 1970 CENSUS CATEGORIES.

Note
2013-06-20 SPSS, SAS, and Stata setup files, as well as SPSS and Stata system files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, and a tab-delimited data file have been added to the collection. The codebook was updated.
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
  • 8942 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08942.v1
Publications
  • Firsch, Barry T., Macpherson, David A.. Wages, Sorting on Skill, and the Racial Composition of Jobs. Journal of Labor Economics.22, (1), 189-210.2004.
  • Huffman, Matt L., Cohen, Philip N.. Racial Wage Inequality: Job Segregation and Devaluation Across U.S. Labor Markets. American Journal of Sociology.109, (4), 902-936.2004.
    • ID: 10.1086/378928 (DOI)
  • O'Rand, Angela M.. Race Is to the Swift: Socioeconomic Origins, Adult Education, and Wage Attainment. American Journal of Sociology.110, (1), 123-160.2004.
  • Allyn, Mark R.. Computers, Gender, and Pay. Journal of Business and Economic Studies.9, (2), 33-47.2003.
  • England, Paula, Hermsen, Joan M., Cotter, David A.. The devaluation of women's work: A comment on TAM. American Journal of Sociology.105, (6), 1741-1751.2000.
    • ID: 10.1086/210471 (DOI)
  • Hirsch, Barry T., MacPherson, David A.. Earnings, Rents, and Competition in the Airline Labor Market. Journal of Labor Economics.18, (1), 125 -2000.
    • ID: 10.1086/209953 (DOI)
  • Hirsch, Barry T., Macpherson, David A., Hardy, Melissa A.. Occupational age structure and access for older workers. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.53, (3), 401-418.2000.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2695966 (URL)
  • Wynn, Tor, Mueller, Charles W.. Product Characteristics, Human Capital, and Labor Market Segments: Services and the Distribution of Rewards in Labor Market Transactions. Sociological Quarterly.39, (4), 597 -1998.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1533-8525.1998.tb00520.x (DOI)
  • Cotter, David A., DeFiore, JoAnn, Hermsen, Joan M., Kowalewski, Brenda Marsteller, Vanneman, Reeve. All women benefit: The macro-level effect of occupational integration on gender earnings equality. American Sociological Review.62, (5), 714-734.1997.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2657356 (URL)
  • Huffman, Matt L., Velasco, Steven C.. When more is less: sex composition, organizations, and earnings in U.S. firms. Work and Occupations.24, (2), 214-244.1997.
    • ID: 10.1177/0730888497024002005 (DOI)
  • Kodrzycki, Yolanda K.. Training programs for displaced workers: what do they accomplish?. New England Economic Review.39 -1997.
  • Tam, Tony. Sex segregation and occupational gender inequality in the United States: Devaluation or specialized training?. American Journal of Sociology.102, (6), 1652-1692.1997.
    • ID: 10.1086/231129 (DOI)
  • Figart, Deborah M., Lapidus, June. The impact of comparable worth on earnings inequality. Work and Occupations.23, (3), 297-318.1996.
    • ID: 10.1177/0730888496023003004 (DOI)
  • Kalleberg, Arne L., Van Buren, Mark E.. Is bigger better? Explaining the relationship between organization size and job rewards. American Sociological Review.61, (1), 47-66.1996.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2096406 (URL)
  • Szafran, Robert F.. The effect of occupational growth on labor force task characteristics. Work and Occupations.23, (1), 54 -1996.
    • ID: 10.1177/0730888496023001004 (DOI)
  • Eliason, Scott R.. An extension of the Sorensen-Kalleberg theory of the labor market matching and attainment processes. American Sociological Review.60, (2), 247 -1995.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2096386 (URL)
  • Knudson, Rebecca A.. A Multinomial Approach to Estimating the Determinants of Occupational Segregation. Thesis, Oregon State University, Department of Economics. 1993.
  • England, Paula. Comparable Worth: Theories and Evidence. New York: Aldine de Gruyter. 1992.
  • Parcel, Toby. Comparable worth, occupational labor markets, and occupational earnings: Results from the 1980 Census. Pay Equity: Empirical Inquiries.Washington, DC: National Academy Press. 1989.
  • Parcel, Toby L., Benefo, Kofi. Temporal Change in Occupational Differentiation. Work and Occupations.14, (4), 514-532.1987.
    • ID: 10.1177/0730888487014004003 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

England, Paula; Kilbourne, Barbara (1989): Occupational Measures from the Dictionary of Occupational Titles for 1980 Census Detailed Occupations. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08942