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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)

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Summary:

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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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Current Population Survey, April 1971, Augmented With DOT Characteristics - Download All Files (133.1 MB)
DS2:  Fourth Edition Dictionary of DOT Scores for 1970 Census Categories - Download All Files (12.3 MB)

Study Description

Citation

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

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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

Time Period:  

  • 1970
  • 1971

Date of Collection:  

  • 1970
  • 1971

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   Part 1: United States labor force. Part 2: United States labor force occupation groups.

Data Types:   aggregate data, census/enumeration data, survey data

Methodology

Sample:   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.

Data Source:

April 1971 Current Population Survey

1970 United States Census

Dictionary of Occupational Titles (Third Edition)

Dictionary of Occupational Titles (Fourth Edition)

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Version History:

  • 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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