Only for persons 12 years of age and older
[Questions 15 to 18 were asked of persons age 12 and older]
Ask the questions on lines 16 through 18 only if you marked boxes 1, 2 or 3.
[Questions 16 to 18 were asked of persons who have a job or who had it in the past]
16. What occupation, position, or profession did you hold during the last week (or in the last job you had)? ____
Examples: Driver, dressmaker, farmer, etc. If you had more than one occupation, write the one that provided the greatest income.
Professional, technical, and related workers
Managers, administrators, and officials
Clerical, office, and other workers in related occupations
Sales workers and persons in related occupations
Farmers, graziers, fishermen, hunters, forestry workers, and persons in related occupations
Workers operating vehicles and in related occupations
Craftsmen and operatives in occupations related to spinning, clothing manufacturing, shoemaking, carpentry, construction, and mechanics
Other craftsmen and operatives
Workers and laborers not elsewhere classified
Personal service and related workers
NIU (not in universe)
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
IV. Information about the Population
C. Economic characteristics.
16. Occupation, job, or profession done by the person during the week of July 3rd to 8th, 1972
If the person did more than one occupation, you should note the one that produced the greatest income. If he/she was absent from his/her work during the past week (for vacations, illness, etc.), note which was his/her regular occupation. If he/she was looking for work, note the last occupation that he/she did.
When you make the notation, try to clearly specify the class of work or the nature of the occupation that the person has had.
The very general annotations are not satisfactory:
Incorrect / Correct
-Employee / Salesman, office worker, cashier, etc.
-Technician / Radio, television, football, technician, etc.
-Worker / Construction laborer, painter, plumber, milker, etc.
-Mechanic / Dental mechanic, automobile mechanic, aviation mechanic, etc.
16. What occupation, job, or profession did you do last week? (or the last time you had a job?) ____
(Example: Chauffeur, clothing designer, farmer, etc.)
If he/she had more one than one occupation, write the one that gave the greatest income.
This variable indicates the person's occupation (1 digit).
Persons age 12+ who have a job or who had it in the past