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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 - Marriage

mrst64      Marital status
mryr64      Year graduate married
ochs64      1950 occupation code for husband's occupation
siths6      Husband's occupation by general category
ocsh64      1950 Duncan's SEI score for husband's occupation
ocph64      1950 NORC prestige score for husband's occupation

mrst64: Marital status.

Data source: Parent Respondent      Collected in: 1964      Mode: mail
Source variables: 4a
Revisions: Updated 10/06     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NONRESPONDENT OR NA 685 729 1414
1 Married 2780 3808 6588
2 Not married 1513 754 2267
3 Divorced 11 31 42
4 Graduate deceased but was married 1 0 1
5 Widow(er) 1 4 5
Note: Please see change notice #24 for update details.

mryr64: Year graduate married.

Data source: Parent Respondent      Collected in: 1964      Mode: mail
Source variables: 4b
Revisions: Updated 10/06     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NONRESPONDENT OR NA 804 878 1682
-2 1514 754 2268
54 - 65 Married in 1954 to 1965 2673 3694 6367
Note: Please see change notice #24 for update details.

ochs64: 1950 occupation code for husband's occupation.

Data source: Parent Respondent      Collected in: 1964      Mode: mail
Source variables: F5
Revisions: Updated 10/06     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 FEMALE NONRESPONDENT OR NA 0 953 953
-2 4991 805 5796
001 - 504 1950 OCCUPATION CODES 0 3568 3568
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

siths6: Husband's occupation by general category.

Data source: Parent Respondent      Collected in: 1964      Mode: mail
Source variables: F5
Revisions: Updated 10/06     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 FEMALE NONRESPONDENT OR NA 0 844 844
-2 4991 805 5796
1 Not codeable 0 667 667
2 Legal Authority 0 64 64
3 Finance and records 0 269 269
4 Manufacturing 0 770 770
5 Transportation 0 268 268
6 Extraction 0 208 208
7 Building and maintenance 0 614 614
8 Commerce 0 446 446
9 Aesthetics and entertainment 0 55 55
10 Education and research 0 197 197
11 Health and welfare 0 119 119
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.

ocsh64: 1950 Duncan's SEI score for husband's occupation.

Data source: Parent Respondent      Collected in: 1964      Mode: mail
Source variables: F5
Revisions: Updated 10/06     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 FEMALE NONRESPONDENT OR HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION NOT REPORTED 0 953 953
-2 4991 1136 6127
02 - 96 1950 DUNCAN SEI 0 3237 3237
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

ocph64: 1950 NORC prestige score for husband's occupation.

Data source: Parent Respondent      Collected in: 1964      Mode: mail
Source variables: F5

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 FEMALE NONRESPONDENT OR HUSBAND'S OCCUPATION NOT REPORTED 0 953 953
-2 4991 805 5796
3 Student 0 149 149
4 Unemployed or retired 0 11 11
5 Military and other enlisted persons 0 107 107
6 Military non-commissioned officers 0 21 21
7 Military commissioned officers 0 43 43
23 - 93 1950 NORC PRESTIGE 0 3237 3237
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

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