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EDSCOR90
Occupational education score, 1990 basis

Description

EDSCOR90 is a constructed variable indicating the percentage of people in the respondent's occupational category who had completed one or more years of college. This variable relies on the modified version of the 1990 occupational classification scheme available in the OCC1990 variable. EDSCOR90 is derived by using educational attainment information (available in EDUC) for the employed civilian labor force aged 16 and above, excluding persons who did not work in the past year.

Alternative measures of occupational standing that are based on OCC1990 are available in ERSCOR90, HWSEI, NPBOSS90, and PRENT. For information on occupational standing measures, see "Integrated Occupation and Industry Codes and Occupational Standing Variables in the IPUMS."

User Note: There is significant debate about the usefulness of composite measures of occupational standing (in the IPUMS, these variables include SEI, HWSEI, NPBOSS50, and NPBOSS90). We strongly urge researchers to read our user note on this issue and to familiarize themselves with the debates surrounding the use of these variables.

Codes

EDSCOR90 is a constructed 4-digit numeric variable which indicates the percentage of people in the respondent's occupational category who had completed one or more years of college. This variable relies on the modified version of the 1990 occupational classification scheme available in the OCC1990 variable. EDSCOR90 is derived by using educational attainment information (available in EDUC) for the employed civilian labor force aged 16 and up, excluding persons who did not work in the past year. EDSCOR90 has one implied decimal. For example, an EDSCOR90 value of 0061 should be interpreted as 6.1. This division is performed automatically in the extract setup files. EDSCOR90 specific variable codes for missing, edited, or unidentified observations, observations not applicable (N/A), observations not in universe (NIU), top and bottom value coding, etc. are provided below if applicable by Census year (and data sample if specified).

User Note: There is significant debate about the usefulness of composite measures of occupational standing (in the IPUMS, these variables include SEI, HWSEI, NPBOSS50, and NPBOSS90). We strongly urge researchers to read our user note on this issue and to familiarize themselves with the debates surrounding the use of these variables.

EDSCOR90 Specific Variable Codes
9999 = N/A

Comparability

This variable is comparable across years.

EDSCOR50 offers a similar occupational education score variable that is based on the occupational classification scheme available in OCC1950 variable.

Persons under age 16 were not included in the calculation of EDSCOR90 values in any year. Prior to 1980, when occupational information was collected for some persons under age 16, we have assigned EDSCOR90 values to all workers, even though the education level of those under age 16 were not included in the construction of the variable.

Universe

  • Persons with an occupational response (codes 003-889) recorded in OCC1990. Not available for Puerto Rico.

Availability

United States
  • 2016: All samples
  • 2015: All samples
  • 2014: All samples
  • 2013: All samples
  • 2012: All samples
  • 2011: All samples
  • 2010: ACS; ACS 3yr; ACS 5yr
  • 2009: All samples
  • 2008: All samples
  • 2007: All samples
  • 2006: All samples
  • 2005: All samples
  • 2004: All samples
  • 2003: All samples
  • 2002: All samples
  • 2001: All samples
  • 2000: All samples
  • 1990: All samples
  • 1980: All samples
  • 1970: All samples
  • 1960: All samples
  • 1950: All samples
  • 1940: --
  • 1930: --
  • 1920: --
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Puerto Rico
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Editing Procedure

There is no editing procedure available for this variable.