help for isco6888                                                John Hendrickx


isco6888 newvarname , isco(varname)


The isco package consists of a series of programs to recode ISCO-68 (International Classification of Occupations) codes into other occupational scales. Use the isko package to recode ISCO-88 occupational codes. These programs are Stata versions of the SPSS recode files by Harry B.G. Ganzeboom and Donald J. Treiman, which are available at http://www.fss.uu.nl/soc/hg/ismf.

isco6888 transforms ISCO-68 codes into ISCO-88 codes; cf ILO (1990). The argument for the isco commands must be a new variable name in which the recoded occupational scale is to be placed. The isco option is used specify the variable containing the ISCO-68 occupational codes.


isco specifies the variable to be recoded. This must be a 4 digit integer containing ISCO-68 occupational codes.


Ganzeboom, H.B.G., de Graaf, P.M. & D.J. Treiman. 1992. A Standard International Socio-Economic Index of Occupational Status. Social Science Research 21: 1-56.

ILO (International Labour Office). 1968. International Standard Classification of Occupations, revised edition. Geneva: International Labour Office.

--. 1990. International standard classification of occupations: ISCO-88. Geneva: International Labour Office.

Direct comments to:

John Hendrickx Management Studies Group Wageningen University Hollandseweg 1 6706 KN Wageningen The Netherlands

The isco package is available at SSC-IDEAS. Use ssc install isco to obtain the latest version.

Also see

On-line: help for isco, iscoegp, iscoisei, iscotrei, iscolab, isko, iskoegp, iskoisei, iskotrei, isko8868, iskolab