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Note: Codebooks contain frequency data from the private data release. For some variables, these differ from the frequencies in the public release. Variables that differ between the public and private versions include "(not available on public release)" as part of the variable description, or a note indicating the difference between the public and private versions.

1964 - Job History

mlst64   Military service status
ocx64    1950 Census Occupation code for graduate's occupation
sitr64   Occupation by general category
occlx6   Occupation class for graduate's occupation
ocsx64   1950 Duncan's SEI score for graduate's occupation
ocpx64   1950 NORC Prestige score for graduate's occupation
wkstf6   Current work status for female graduates

NOTE: The occupation coded for females in 1964 may in  fact refer to 
      the most recent job held and does not necessafily refer 
      to a job held in 1964. We are fairly confident that the occupation 
      coded for males does refer to a 1964 job.

NOTE: See Appendix E - COR074e for 1950 Census occupation codes.

mlst64: Military service status.

Data source: Parent Respondent      Collected in: 1964      Mode: mail
Source variables: M5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 MALE NONRESPONDENT OR NA 613 0 613
-2 0 5326 5326
1 Has served 2005 0 2005
2 Has not served 1630 0 1630
3 Now serving; active duty 453 0 453
4 Now serving; National Guard or Reserves 169 0 169
5 No Data 121 0 121

ocx64: 1950 Census Occupation code for graduate's occupation.

Data source: Parent Respondent      Collected in: 1964      Mode: mail
Source variables: 3
Revisions: Updated 10/06     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NONRESPONDENT OR NA 801 1758 2559
-2 52 217 269
001 - 505 1950 OCCUPATION CODES 4138 3351 7489
Note: When using the 1964 occupation variables from the 1964 follow-up
postcards, please note the variable for current work status for
females (WKSTF6). The occupation coded for females in 1964 may in
fact refer to the most recent job held and does not necessafily refer
to a job held in 1964. We are fairly confident that the occupation
coded for males does refer to a 1964 job.

See Appendix E - COR074e for 1950 Census occupation codes.

sitr64: Occupation by general category.

Data source: Parent Respondent      Collected in: 1964      Mode: mail
Source variables: 3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NONRESPONDENT (RS64 = 5 or 7) OR OCCUPATION NOT REPORTED (0CX64 = 499) 801 1758 2559
-2 488 270 758
1 Not codable 657 39 696
2 Legal authority 56 5 61
3 Finance and records 323 1731 2054
4 Manufacturing 782 138 920
5 Transportation 260 1 261
6 Extraction 236 5 241
7 Building and maintenance 551 109 660
8 Commerce 451 158 609
9 Aesthetics and entertainment 49 128 177
10 Education and research 241 497 738
11 Health and welfare 96 487 583
Note: When using the 1964 occupation variables from the 1964 follow-up
postcards, please note the variable for current work status for
females (WKSTF6). The occupation coded for females in 1964 may in
fact refer to the most recent job held and does not necessafily refer
to a job held in 1964. We are fairly confident that the occupation
coded for males does refer to a 1964 job.

See Appendix E - COR074b for Theoretical Situs Location
of Selected Occupations.

occlx6: Occupation class for graduate's occupation.

Data source: Parent Respondent      Collected in: 1964      Mode: mail
Source variables: 3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NONRESPONDENT; NO RESPONSE IN 1964 (RS64 = 5 Or 7) OR OCCUPATION NOT REPORTED (OCX64 = 499) 801 1758 2559
-2 431 268 699
1 Professionals, technical and kindred workers (OCX64 = 001-057) 700 922 1622
2 Managers, officials and proprietors, except farm (OCX64 = 060-123) 331 37 368
3 Sales workers (OCX64 = 144-156) 221 127 348
4 Clerical and kindred workers (OCX64 = 124-143) 284 1730 2014
5 Craftsmen, foremen and kindred workers in building and maintenance industries 280 1 281
6 Craftsmen, foremen and kindred workers in manufacturing industries (OCX64 = 157-233 and SITR64 = 04) 197 10 207
7 Craftsmen, foremen and kindred workers not in building, maintenance or manufacturing (OCX64 = 157-233 and SITR64 = 04 or 07) 34 6 40
8 Operatives and kindred workers in manufacturing industries (OCX64 = 234-368 and SITR64 = 04) 454 115 569
9 Operatives and kindred workers except manufacturing (OCX64 = 234-368 and SITR64 = 04) 285 6 291
10 Service workers including private household (OCX64 = 369-404) 122 322 444
11 Laborers, except farm and mine, in manufacturing industries (OCX64 = 409-497 and SITR64 = 04) 57 0 57
12 Laborers not in farming, mining or manufacturing (OCX64 = 409-497 and SITR64 = 04) and laborers with industry not specified (OCX64 = -2) 93 1 94
13 Farmers and farm managers (OCX64 = 058-059) 177 1 178
14 Farm laborers and foremen (OCX64 = 405-408) 20 1 21
95 Peace Corps (OCX64 = 505) 2 1 3
96 Military (OCX64 = 502-504) 445 18 463
97 Unemployed or retired 57 2 59

ocsx64: 1950 Duncan's SEI score for graduate's occupation.

Data source: Parent Respondent      Collected in: 1964      Mode: mail
Source variables: 3
Revisions: Updated 10/06     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NONRESPONDENT (RS64 = 5 or 7) OR OCCUPATION NOT REPORTED (OCX64 = 499) 801 1758 2559
-2 935 289 1224
03 - 96 1950 DUNCAN SEI 3255 3279 6534
Note: When using the 1964 occupation variables from the 1964 follow-up
postcards, please note the variable for current work status for
females (WKSTF6). The occupation coded for females in 1964 may in
fact refer to the most recent job held and does not necessafily refer
to a job held in 1964. We are fairly confident that the occupation
coded for males does refer to a 1964 job.

See Appendix E - COR074e for 1950 Census occupation codes with
SEI and NORC scores

ocpx64: 1950 NORC Prestige score for graduate's occupation.

Data source: Parent Respondent      Collected in: 1964      Mode: mail
Source variables: 3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NONRESPONDENT (RS64 = 5 or 7) OR OCCUPATION NOT REPORTED (OCX64 = 499) 801 1758 2559
-2 52 217 269
2 Peace Corps 2 1 3
3 Student 379 51 430
4 Unemployed or retired 57 2 59
5 Military and other enlisted persons 306 11 317
6 Military non-commissioned officers 20 1 21
7 Military commissioned officers 119 6 125
28 - 93 1950 NORC PRESTIGE 3255 3279 6534
Note: When using the 1964 occupation variables from the 1964 follow-up
postcards, please note the variable for current work status for
females (WKSTF6). The occupation coded for females in 1964 may in
fact refer to the most recent job held and does not necessafily refer
to a job held in 1964. We are fairly confident that the occupation
coded for males does refer to a 1964 job.

See Appendix E - COR074e for 1950 Census occupation codes with
SEI and NORC score

wkstf6: Current work status for female graduates.

Data source: Parent Respondent      Collected in: 1964      Mode: mail
Source variables: F3
Revisions: Updated 10/06     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 FEMALE NONRESPONDENT OR NA 0 926 926
-2 4991 0 4991
2 Has not worked 0 210 210
3 Has worked 0 2480 2480
4 Is now working 0 1710 1710

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