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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.

Current Job Aspirations

jb10yr        What kind of work would graduate like to do 10 years from now? 
inr10         1970 Census detailed industry code for preferred job
ocr10         1970 Census detailed occupation code for preferred job
cwr10         Class of worker code for preferred job 
inmr10        1970 Major industry code for preferred job 
ocmr10        1970 Major occupation code for preferred job
ocsr10u       1970 Duncan SEI score for preferred job 
ocpr10u       1970 Siegel prestige score for preferred job 
ocer10        1970 Occupational education score for preferred job 
ocir10        1970 Occupational income score for preferred job 
wrch10        What chance will graduate do preferred job? 
wrchr1,wrchr2 Reasons for graduates response to WRCH10

jb10yr: If you were free to choose, what kind of work would you like to be doing 10 years from now?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 48

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 667 522 1189
-1 DON'T KNOW 386 635 1021
1 Same job 2057 1225 3282
2 Not working 98 199 297
3 Housework 1 266 267
4 Different job 1782 2479 4261
Note: If R was currently a housewife and wanted to remain a
housewife in 10 years, JB10YR = 3. If R was currently a
housewife and wanted any job in 10 years regardless of
whether she held that job before, JB10YR = 4.

inr10: 1970 Census detailed industry code for preferred job 10 years from now.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28d, 48, 48a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 826 777 1603
-2 485 1100 1585
-1 DON'T KNOW 81 246 327
017 - 947 1970 INDUSTRY CODES 3599 3203 6802
Note: See Appendix E for Coding of 1975 and 1977 industry, occupation
and class of worker.

ocr10: 1970 Census detailed occupation code for preferred job 10 years from now.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28, 48
Revisions: Updated 9/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 786 684 1470
-2 485 1100 1585
-1 DON'T KNOW 11 4 15
001 - 984 1970 OCCUPATION CODES 3709 3538 7247
Note: See Appendix E for Coding of 1975 and 1977 industry, occupation
and class of worker.

cwr10: Class of worker code for preferred job 10 years from now.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28e, 48, 48b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 701 578 1279
-2 485 1100 1585
-1 DON'T KNOW 7 14 21
1 Work for someone else 2463 3071 5534
4 Self-employed 1335 563 1898
Note: This class of worker code is more general than that used
for other variables.

inmr10: 1970 Major industry code for preferred job 10 years from now.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28d, 48, 48a
Revisions: Updated 6/95     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 826 777 1603
-2 485 1100 1585
-1 DON'T KNOW 81 246 327
1 Agriculture, Forestry, And Fisheries 344 93 437
2 Mining 10 2 12
3 Construction 254 22 276
4 Manufacturing 813 238 1051
5 Transportation, Communications, And Other Public Utilities 237 86 323
6 Wholesale And Retail Trade 464 461 925
7 Finance, Insurance, And Real Estate 228 210 438
8 Business And Repair Services 138 66 204
9 Personal Services 82 90 172
10 Entertainment And Recreation Services 74 30 104
11 Public Administration 302 101 403
12 Professional And Related Services 653 1804 2457
Note: In all releases prior to 6/95, major industry variables
had codes "10" and "12" condensed into "10".
See Appendix E - COR569 for Correction of error in major
industry codes or Change Notice #1.
See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO133 for creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.

ocmr10: 1970 Major occupation code for preferred job 10 years from now.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28, 48
Revisions: Updated 3/96, 9/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONSAMPLE OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 804 688 1492
-2 485 1100 1585
1 Professional, Technical & Specialty: Self-Employed & w/o Pay 236 173 409
2 Professional, Technical & Specialty: Salaried & N.A. 786 1239 2025
3 Executives, Administrators & Managers: Salaried & N.A. 594 157 751
4 Executives, Administrators & Managers: Self-Employed & w/o Pay 456 124 580
5 Sales: Not Retail Trade 219 69 288
6 Sales: Retail Trade 54 93 147
7 Administrator Support, Including Clerical 106 1079 1185
8 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: Manufacturing 205 11 216
9 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: Construction 135 4 139
10 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: All Other & N.A. 198 76 274
11 Operators & Fabricators: Manufacturing 142 54 196
12 Operators & Fabricators: All Other & N.A. 109 31 140
13 Service Occupations 116 339 455
14 Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers/Laborers: Manufacturing 8 2 10
15 Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers/Laborers: All Other & N.A. 50 19 69
16 Farm Operators & Managers 283 46 329
17 Farm Workers & Related Occupations 5 22 27
Note: On 3/96 replaced 12 category variable with 17 category variable
see Change Notice #3 for more details.

This code divides occupation into broad categories derived from
occupation, industry and class of worker. (Group II occupation is the
name used for this variables in the OCG II codebooks.)

ocsr10u: 1970 Duncan SEI score for preferred job 10 years from now.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28, 48
Revisions: Replacement 11/95; Updated 3/96, 9/99, 9/00      Archived variable: ocsr10

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONSAMPLE OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 793 684 1477
-2 485 1100 1585
-1 DON'T KNOW 11 4 15
030 - 960 1970 DUNCAN SEI 3702 3538 7240
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about the 9/00 update.

ocpr10u: 1970 Siegel prestige score for preferred job 10 years from now.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28, 48
Revisions: Replacement 11/95; Updated 3/96, 9/99, 9/00      Archived variable: ocpr10

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONSAMPLE OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 793 684 1477
-2 485 1100 1585
-1 DON'T KNOW 11 4 15
154 - 812 1970 NORC/SIEGEL PRESTIGE 3702 3538 7240
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about the 9/00 update.

ocer10: 1970 Occupational education score for preferred job 10 years from now.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28, 48
Revisions: Added 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT or military occupation 793 684 1477
-2 485 1100 1585
-1 DON'T KNOW 11 4 15
0019 - 0995 1970 Education Score 3702 3538 7240
Note: There is an implied decimal point one place to the left of
the right most digit.

The 1970-basis occupational education score is the percentage of persons
in the 1970 Census in an occupation/industry/class-of-worker category
who completed one year of college or more. See Appendix P--cor638 and
cor713 for details, and a recommended transformation of this variable
is described in MEMO133.

ocir10: 1970 Occupational income score for preferred job 10 years from now.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28, 48
Revisions: Added 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT or military occupation 793 684 1477
-2 485 1100 1585
-1 DON'T KNOW 11 4 15
0002 - 0877 1970 INCOME SCORE 3702 3538 7240
Note: There is an implied decimal point one place to the left of
the right most digit.

The 1970-basis occupational education score is the percentage of persons
in the 1970 Census in an occupation/industry/class-of-worker category
who completed one year of college or more. See Appendix P--cor638 and
cor713 for details, and a recommended transformation of this variable
is described in MEMO133

wrch10: How good is the chance you will be doing what you want to do 10 years from now?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 48, 49

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 669 526 1195
-2 386 635 1021
-1 DON'T KNOW 79 231 310
1 Good 2905 2848 5753
2 Depends 218 314 532
3 Not so good 734 772 1506

wrchr1: First response for why do graduate thinks his/her chances are the way they are for what graduate wants to do 10 years from now.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 50

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 673 533 1206
-2 386 635 1021
-1 DON'T KNOW 44 109 153
0 Other answers 4 8 12
1 I'll be doing that because I want to be doing that 506 519 1025
2 May change my mind as far as what I want to do ALLOW 11 24 35
10 Other factors will allow it 15 13 28
11 Family considerations will allow it 25 563 588
12 Financial/economic situation will allow it 258 209 467
13 Future demand for services will allow it 667 465 1132
14 Job security will allow it--restricted to respondent's job 572 270 842
15 Educational background will allow it--formal, academic education 48 142 190
16 I will be able to do it because I am competent ('am good at it', experience) 587 396 983
17 Personal qualities will allow it (confidence, aggressiveness, age) 133 126 259
18 Vocational training, licensing will allow it 27 65 92
19 Health will allow it 19 15 34
20 Connections, knowing the right people will allow it 14 12 26
21 Geographic location of residence will allow it 5 18 23
29 No reason (allow)--not further specified PREVENT 38 43 81
30 Other factors will prevent it 11 8 19
31 Family considerations will prevent it 40 157 197
32 Financial/economic situation will prevent it 298 159 457
33 Lack of future demand for services will prevent it 84 122 206
34 Lack of job security will prevent it--restricted to respondent's job 20 8 28
35 Educational background will prevent it--formal, academic education 92 132 224
36 I won't be able to do it because I am not competent 32 30 62
37 Personal qualities will prevent it (handicap) 82 79 161
38 Vocational training, licensing will prevent it 17 17 34
39 Poor health will prevent it 7 14 21
40 Lack of connections will prevent it 3 0 3
41 Geographic location of residence will prevent it 3 15 18
49 No reason (prevent)--not further specified DEPENDS 13 9 22
50 Depends on other factors 7 8 15
51 Depends on family considerations 6 92 98
52 Depends on financial/economic situation 116 82 198
53 Depends on future demand for services 54 71 125
54 Depends on job security--restricted to respondent's job 10 10 20
55 Depends upon whether my educational background will prevent it or not--formal academic education 9 47 56
56 Depends if I am competent or not 13 11 24
57 Depends on personal qualities 13 25 38
58 Depends on vocational training, licensing 5 20 25
59 Depends on health 16 27 43
60 Depends on if meet right people 2 0 2
61 Depends on geographic location of residence 3 6 9
69 No reason (depends)--not further specified 3 12 15

wrchr2: Second response for why do graduate thinks his/her chances are the way they are for what graduate wants to do 10 years from now.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 50

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 673 533 1206
-2 3007 3347 6354
-1 DON'T KNOW 44 109 153
0 Other answers 1 1 2
1 I'll be doing that because I want to be doing that 231 240 471
2 May change my mind as far as what I want to do ALLOW 4 6 10
10 Other factors will allow it 1 2 3
11 Family considerations will allow it 17 123 140
12 Financial/economic situation will allow it 106 94 200
13 Future demand for services will allow it 193 141 334
14 Job security will allow it--restricted to respondent's job 148 61 209
15 Educational background will allow it--formal, academic education 34 75 109
16 I will be able to do it because I am competent ('am good at it', experience) 213 170 383
17 Personal qualities will allow it (confidence, aggressiveness, age) 63 62 125
18 Vocational training, licensing will allow it 18 25 43
19 Health will allow it 12 8 20
20 Connections, knowing the right people will allow it 14 17 31
21 Geographic location of residence will allow it 3 11 14
29 No reason (allow)--not further specified PREVENT 5 1 6
30 Other factors will prevent it 2 3 5
31 Family considerations will prevent it 20 32 52
32 Financial/economic situation will prevent it 38 41 79
33 Lack of future demand for services will prevent it 18 14 32
34 Lack of job security will prevent it--restricted to respondent's job 7 0 7
35 Educational background will prevent it--formal, academic education 28 35 63
36 I won't be able to do it because I am not competent 7 9 16
37 Personal qualities will prevent it (handicap) 23 23 46
38 Vocational training, licensing will prevent it 6 10 16
39 Poor health will prevent it 1 2 3
40 Lack of connections will prevent it 3 0 3
41 Geographic location of residence will prevent it 3 4 7
49 No reason (prevent)--not further specified DEPENDS 1 0 1
51 Depends on family considerations 3 24 27
52 Depends on financial/economic situation 12 34 46
53 Depends on future demand for services 11 14 25
54 Depends on job security--restricted to respondent's job 4 1 5
55 Depends upon whether my educational background will prevent it or not--formal academic education 2 12 14
56 Depends if I am competent or not 3 5 8
57 Depends on personal qualities 3 11 14
58 Depends on vocational training, licensing 1 10 11
59 Depends on health 8 8 16
61 Depends on geographic location of residence 0 8 8

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