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HSN standardized, HISCO-coded and classified occupational titles, release 2013.01

Here you find a release of the standardized and coded values of 95,298 different occupational titles found in the sources used by the HSN untill the 1st of July 2013.

All these occupational titles have been coded into HISCO, HISCLASS, HISCAM and SOCPO classifications. The process of coding of the occupational titles followed three stages: 1) All titles were standardized into a uniform spelling, 2) The resulting standards were provided with a HISCO code and 3) On the basis of the HISCO code other classifications like HISCLASS were added to the standards.

All data are downloadable as zip-files in four data formats: excel, access, csv and dbase, all zip-files include the documentation of this release.

The system will be developed continuously; in the future not only mistakes will be repaired and new titles will be added, but on the basis of HISCO other class and prestige stratifications may be included as well.

When using these data in any form (presentations, books, articles etc.) the dataset should be cited as Kees Mandemakers, Sanne Muurling, Ineke Maas, Bart Van de Putte, Richard L. Zijdeman, Paul Lambert, Marco H.D. van Leeuwen, Frans van Poppel and Andrew Miles, HSN standardized, HISCO-coded and classified occupational titles, release 2013.01 (IISG Amsterdam 2013). And off course further citations are needed to HISCO: Marco H. D. van Leeuwen, Ineke Maas and Andrew Miles, HISCO. Historical International Standard Classification of Occupations (Leuven University Press 2002) and to the subsequent sources of used classifications.

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