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Trends in Occupational Sex and Race Composition, 1970, 1980, 1990 [United States] (ICPSR 25948) RSS

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Summary:

The Trends in Occupational Sex and Race Composition studies collected demographic information on occupational characteristics aggregated from census micro data for 1970, 1980, and 1990. The basic sample selection was for those persons 16 years of age and older who worked in the previous year (1969, 1979, or 1989), and who also worked in the civilian labor force during the reference week. Data provided for each year under observation were subdivided into four demographic sections: one section each providing information for the total labor force, the male labor force, the female labor force and a section titled the Race-Sex Specific labor force. For the 499 respondents, demographic information includes age, level of education completed, number of hours worked per week, industry of occupation, earnings and wages, and gender and race.

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Roos, Patricia A., and Barbara F. Reskin. Trends in Occupational Sex and Race Composition, 1970, 1980, 1990 [United States]. ICPSR25948-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-12-16. doi:10.3886/ICPSR25948.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SES-85-12586, SES-85-12452, SBR-93-10628, SBR-93-10867)
  • Rockefeller Foundation (RF84036, RF GA OE 8533)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   age, educational background, gender, income, industry, labor force, occupations, race

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1970
  • 1980
  • 1990

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The variable names noted in these codebooks are provided for illustrative purposes only. Because the data are provided in raw data format, these names are not in the data sets themselves. These names are often the same across the 1970, 1980, and 1990 codebooks. However, variable definitions across the years are not always identical. The original census technical documentation must be consulted for any study comparing variables across census years.

Since 1980 variable descriptions served as the standard, 1970 and 1990 occupational classification systems were translated into the 1980 scheme.

Methodology

Sample:   Basic sample selection was for those persons 16 years of age and older who worked in the previous year (1969, 1979, or 1989), and who also worked in the civilian labor force during the reference week

Data Source:

United States Bureau of the Census. 1972. Census of Population and Housing, 1970: Public Use Samples of Basic Records From the 1970 Census: Description and Technical Documentation. Washington, DC.: United States Bureau of the Census.

United States Bureau of the Census. 1983. Census of Population and Housing, 1980: Public Use Microdata Samples Technical Documentation. Washington, DC: United States Bureau of the Census.

United States Bureau of the Census. 1993. Census of Population and Housing, 1990: Public Use Microdata samples: United States. Washington, DC: United States Bureau of the Census.

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