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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.

Selected Child

edassk        Aspiration for selected child's education
edexsk        Expectations for selected child's education
ocassk        1970 detailed occ code for grad's aspirations for selected child
ocmask        Occupational group for graduate's aspiration
ocsasku       1970 Duncan SEI score for graduate's aspiration 
ocpasku       1970 Siegel prestige score for graduate's aspiration 
ocesk         1970 Occupational education score of graduate's aspiration 
ocisk         1970 Occupational income score for graduate's aspiration 
ocexsk-ocixsk Same score/codes as above but for graduate's expectations

edassk: Aspiration for selected child's education.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 120, 120a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 702 569 1271
-2 587 587 1174
-1 DON'T KNOW 195 123 318
0 Other 11 19 30
1 Less than high school 2 3 5
2 High school 499 632 1131
3 Vocational school 147 275 422
4 Apprenticeship, on-the-job training 4 4 8
5 Some college 444 594 1038
6 College graduate 1765 1893 3658
7 MA or MS 64 64 128
8 Ph.D. 102 80 182
9 M.D. 62 68 130
10 Law degree 21 17 38
11 D.D.S. 9 13 22
12 D.V.M. 7 14 21
13 Other-- graduate or professional school 154 165 319
59 Whatever he/she decides 187 135 322
69 Deceased 29 71 100

edexsk: Expectations for selected child's education.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 121, 121a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 708 569 1277
-2 616 658 1274
-1 DON'T KNOW 502 391 893
0 Other 3 11 14
1 Less than high school 8 14 22
2 High school graduate 647 922 1569
3 Vocational school 114 216 330
4 Apprenticeship, on-the-job training 3 4 7
5 Some college 578 599 1177
6 College graduate 1518 1663 3181
7 MA or MS 58 57 115
8 Ph.D. 71 58 129
9 M.D. 32 37 69
10 Law degree 18 9 27
11 D.D.S. 5 6 11
12 D.V.M. 4 13 17
13 Other-- graduate or professional school 91 88 179
59 Whatever he/she decides 15 11 26

ocassk: 1970 Census detailed occupation code for graduate's aspirations for selected child.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 122

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 837 702 1539
-2 616 658 1274
-1 DON'T KNOW, too young to tell, whatever they decide 1802 1969 3771
001 - 976 1970 OCCUPATION CODES 1273 1559 2832
993 Housewife 35 9 44
994 No preference, don't care 416 410 826
995 Any job that makes money 4 6 10
996 Other 8 13 21
Note: See Appendix E for Coding of 1975 and 1977 industry,
occupation, and class of worker.

ocmask: Occupational group for graduate's aspiration for selected child.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 122

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONRESPONDENT, DON'T KNOW OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 2641 2676 5317
-2 1079 1096 2175
1 Professional, technical and kindred workers 1018 1228 2246
2 Managers and administrators; except farm 41 26 67
3 Sales workers 24 12 36
4 Clerical and kindred workers 44 70 114
5 Craftsmen and kindred workers 60 89 149
6 Operatives; except transport 6 10 16
7 Transport equipment operatives 4 3 7
8 Laborers; except farm 5 8 13
9 Farmers and farm managers 33 30 63
10 Farm laborers and farm foremen 0 1 1
11 Service workers; except private household 36 77 113
Note: It should be noted that this grouping of occupations (Major
Occupational Group) is different from the other "Major Occupations"
appearing in most parts of this codebook. In order to classify
occupations into "Major Occupation" codes, information on occupation,
industry and class of worker is required. Whenever industry or class of
worker is not ascertained for a particular job, the grouping of
occupations is the major occupation groups from the 1970 Census. See
Appendix E for Coding of 1975 industry, occupation and class of worker.

ocsasku: 1970 Duncan SEI score for graduate's aspiration for selected child.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 122
Revisions: Replacement 11/95; Updated 3/96, 9/00      Archived variable: ocsask

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONRESPONDENT OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 839 707 1546
-2 1079 1096 2175
-1 DON'T KNOW, didn't mention and occupation 1802 1969 3771
063 - 960 1970 DUNCAN SEI 1271 1554 2825
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about the 9/00 update.

ocpasku: 1970 Siegel prestige score for graduate's aspiration for selected child.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 122
Revisions: Replacement 11/95; Updated 3/96, 9/00      Archived variable: ocpask

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONRESPONDENT OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 839 707 1546
-2 1079 1096 2175
-1 DON'T KNOW, DIDN'T MENTION AN OCCUPATION 1802 1969 3771
174 - 812 1970 NORC/SIEGEL PRESTIGE 1271 1554 2825
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about the 9/00 update.
See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO133 for creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.

ocesk: 1970 Occupational education score of graduate's aspiration for selected child.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 122
Revisions: Added 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 839 707 1546
-2 1079 1096 2175
-1 DON'T KNOW 1802 1969 3771
0035 - 0974 1970 Education Score 1271 1554 2825
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.

ocisk: 1970 Occupational income score for graduate's aspiration for selected child.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 122
Revisions: Added 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 839 707 1546
-2 1079 1096 2175
-1 DON'T KNOW 1802 1969 3771
0008 - 0877 1970 Income Score 1271 1554 2825
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.

ocexsk: 1970 Census detailed occupation code for graduate's expectations for selected child.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 123

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 813 720 1533
-2 616 658 1274
-1 DON'T KNOW, TOO YOUNG TO TELL, WHATEVER THEY DECIDE 2140 1810 3950
001 - 976 1970 OCCUPATION CODES 1299 2060 3359
993 Housewife 92 47 139
994 NO preference, don't care 24 22 46
995 Any job that makes money 0 2 2
996 Other 7 7 14
Note: See Appendix E for Coding of 1975 and 1977 industry,
occupation, and class of worker.

ocmxsk: Occupational group for graduate's expectations for selected child.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 123

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONRESPONDENT, DON'T KNOW OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 2962 2548 5510
-2 739 736 1475
1 Professional, technical and kindred workers 945 1456 2401
2 Managers and administrators; except farm 29 26 55
3 Sales workers 22 18 40
4 Clerical and kindred workers 34 83 117
5 Craftsmen and kindred workers 116 175 291
6 Operatives; except transport 11 41 52
7 Transport equipment operatives 12 36 48
8 Laborers; except farm 16 22 38
9 Farmers and farm managers 34 57 91
10 Farm laborers and farm foremen 1 0 1
11 Service workers; except private household 70 128 198
Note: It should be noted that this grouping of occupations (Major
Occupational Group) is different from the other "Major Occupations"
appearing in most parts of this codebook. In order to classify
occupations into "Major Occupation" codes, information on occupation,
industry and class of worker is required. Whenever industry or class of
worker is not ascertained for a particular job, the grouping of
occupations is the major occupation groups from the 1970 Census. See
Appendix E for Coding of 1975 industry, occupation and class of worker.

See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO133 for creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.

ocsxsku: 1970 Duncan SEI score for graduate's expectation for selected child.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 123
Revisions: Replacement 11/95; Updated 3/96, 9/00      Archived variable: ocsxsk

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONRESPONDENT OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 822 738 1560
-2 739 736 1475
-1 DON'T KNOW OR DIDN'T MENTION AN OCCUPATION 2140 1810 3950
060 - 960 1970 DUNCAN SEI 1290 2042 3332
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about the 9/00 update.
See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO133 for creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.

ocpxsku: 1970 Siegel prestige score for graduate's expectation for selected child.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 123
Revisions: Replacement 11/95; Updated 3/96, 9/00      Archived variable: ocpxsk

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONRESPONDENT OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 822 738 1560
-2 739 736 1475
-1 DON'T KNOW OR DIDN'T MENTION AN OCCUPATION 2140 1810 3950
173 - 812 1970 NORC/SIEGEL PRESTIGE 1290 2042 3332
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about the 9/00 update.
See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO133 for creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.

ocedxsk: 1970 Occupational education score for graduate's expectation for selected child.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 123
Revisions: Added 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 822 738 1560
-2 739 736 1475
-1 DON'T KNOW 2140 1810 3950
0025 - 0979 1970 Education Score 1290 2042 3332
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.

ocixsk: 1970 Occupational income score for graduate's expectation for selected child.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 123
Revisions: Added 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 822 738 1560
-2 739 736 1475
-1 DON'T KNOW 2140 1810 3950
0008 - 0877 1970 Income Score 1290 2042 3332
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

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