Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: ZA-009-001-2-1-United States-ICPSR-1970

Subject Area: Refernce Materials in Machine Readable Form

Bibliographic Citation: Dictionary of occupational titles (DOT), 1970.  [machine-readable data file] / National Academy of Science. Committee on Occupational Classification and Analysis  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7845

Date Accessioned: 6/15/1999

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data is downloadable from ICPSR.

Access Status: Access restricted to UW-Madison

Date Ordered: 6/8/1999

Documentation: One volume hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This collection has two separate data files, the first of which is the April 1971 Current Population Survey(CPS) augmented with DOT characteristics. In the course of its investigation of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) and the systematic evaluation of job worth, the Committee on Occupational Classification and Analysis of the National Academy of Sciences acquired a selection of variables from the April 1971 Current Population Survey. The data come from a sample of households which yielded 60,441 workers in the Experienced Labor Force. The variables contain detailed information about the workers and their family backgrounds, education, and employment. Also included is information from the DOT for each worker as to his job classification and description. The file has 126 variables for each of the 60,441 cases (workers) and a logical record length of 366. The second file is the Fourth Edition Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) Scores for 1970 Census Categories. The Committee (see above) created a computer file of aggregate DOT characteristics for the 574 expanded occupation categories of the 1970 Census. The purpose of this project was 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. This file has aggregated scores for all the workers in each of the occupations based on a variety of criteria (e.g., aptitudes, preferences, and General Educational Development (GED) scores). The file has 145 variables for each of the 574 cases (occupational categories) and 15 decks of data with 130 columns per deck.

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