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IND1940
Industry, Unrecoded 1940

Description

IND1940 reports the industry in which the person worked, coded into the original 1940 census classification scheme. In census usage, "industry" refers to work setting and economic sector, as opposed to the worker's specific technical function, or "occupation."

The variable IND provides a numeric industrial classification that is identical to the IND1940 scheme. The correspondence between the IND and IND1940 codes is recorded in the 1940 Industry Codes list.

Codes

IND1940 is a 3-digit alphanumeric variable which reports the industry in which the person worked, coded into the original 1940 census classification scheme. In census usage, "industry" refers to work setting and economic sector, as opposed to the worker's specific technical function, or "occupation". IND1940 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).

IND1940 Specific Variable Codes
1940 Industry Codes

Comparability

To increase comparability over time, the IPUMS provides IND1950, which applies a common classification system over time. This variable is created in the same way as the parallel occupational variables, which are discussed at length in "Occupation Codes and Income Scores."

User caution: IND1940 contains alphabetic characters. See IND for a fully numeric classification of occupations.

The term "labor force" and other key employment terms are defined in the documentation for EMPSTAT.

Universe

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Availability

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Editing Procedure

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