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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 (ICPSR 7845)
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).
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National Academy of Sciences. Committee on Occupational Classification and Analysis. 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 . ICPSR07845-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-09-06. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07845.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07845.v2
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: census data, economic indicators, employment, employment qualifications, job satisfaction, jobs, labor force, occupational categories, occupations, social behavior, socioeconomic indicators, work attitudes, work environment, workers
Geographic Coverage: United States
April 1971 Current Population Survey
1970 United States Census
Dictionary of Occupational Titles (Third Edition)
Dictionary of Occupational Titles (Fourth Edition)
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-05-11
- 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.
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