help for isko6888                                                John Hendrickx


isko8868 newvarname , isko(varname)


The isko package consists of a series of programs to recode ISCO-88 (International Classification of Occupations) codes into other occupational scales. Use the isco package to recode ISCO-68 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.

isko8868 transforms ISCO-88 codes into ISCO-68 codes; cf ILO (1968, 1990). The argument for the isko commands must be a new variable name in which the recoded occupational scale is to be placed. The isko option is used specify the variable containing the ISCO-68 occupational codes.


isko specifies the variable to be recoded. This must be a 4 digit integer containing ISCO-88 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.

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

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

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On-line: help for isko, iskoegp, iskoisei, iskotrei, iskolab, isco, iscoegp, iscoisei, iscotrei, isco6888, iscolab