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jbnssec8_dv

Added by Ruth Bickerton 4 months ago. Updated 2 months ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Category:
Data analysis
Start date:
04/28/2022
% Done:

100%


Description

Hi, I'm looking for some information around US SEC data (e.g. jbnssec8_dv). I'm looking for a variable to proxy socio-economic position and this seems to be the closest. However, the 8 categories are different to those listed by the ONS in their methodology.
(See here for a detailed methodology discussion from ONS: https://www.ons.gov.uk/methodology/classificationsandstandards/otherclassifications/thenationalstatisticssocioeconomicclassificationnssecrebasedonsoc2010#continuity-with-social-class-and-socio-economic-group)

US categories:
1. Large employers & higher management
2. Higher professional
3. Lower management & professional
4. Intermediate
5. Small employers & own account
6. Lower supervisory & technical
7. Semi-routine
8. Routine

ONS categories:
1. Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations
1.1 Large employers and higher managerial and administrative occupations
1.2 Higher professional occupations
2. Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations
3. Intermediate occupations
4. Small employers and own account workers
5. Lower supervisory and technical occupations
6. Semi-routine occupations
7. Routine occupations
8. Never worked and long-term unemployed

Please can you explain the rationale for the difference and where the US categories came from? Why has 'never worked and long-term unemployed' been excluded from the US categories?

Many thanks.

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