HSN Occupations

16 October 2018 - 15:56

Here you find a release of the standardized and coded values of 281,355 different occupational titles found in the sources used by the HSN until the 1st of January 2020.

Current release: HSN standardized, HISCO-coded and classified occupational titles, release 2020.02

All these occupational titles have been coded into HISCO, HISCLASS, HISCAM, OCC1950 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.

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, Jan Hornix, Rick J. Mourits, Sanne Muurling, Corinne Boter, Ingrid K. van Dijk, 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, HSN release 2020.02 (IISG Amsterdam 2020).  And of course you need to citate HISCO as well: 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 references of used classifications.

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