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Measuring occupation and labour status in cross-national comparative surveys

Messung von "Beruf" und "Stellung im Erwerbsleben" in international vergleichenden Umfragen

Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik, Jürgen H. P.; Warner, Uwe

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Corporate Editor GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Abstract "In the social sciences, the occupation variable is used to derive socio-economic status and/or occupational prestige. This book describes occupation as an indicator of social status, occupation as an indicator of prestige and labor status as an indicator of position in the life-cycle. First, we identify variables necessary to measure occupation, employment and the labour force concept from ILO (International Labour Organisation, Geneva). Second, we introduce strategies for harmonizing the underlying social concepts of the measurements in surveys across countries. Third, we present our own instruments for measuring occupation and labour status in cross-national comparative surveys." (author's abstract)
Keywords occupation; occupational prestige; occupational status; survey research; measurement instrument; international comparison; classification; social status; harmonization; gainful employment; type of employment; measurement; questionnaire; indicator
Classification Occupational Research, Occupational Sociology; Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods
Method basic research; development of methods
Document language English
Publication Year 2011
City Bonn
Page/Pages 285 p.
Series GESIS-Schriftenreihe, 7
ISSN 1869-2869
ISBN 978-3-86819-015-1
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications