iskoisei 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.
iskoisei transforms ISCO-88 codes into an ISEI scale (International Socio-Economic Index); cf. Ganzeboom, de Graaf, Treiman (1992). The argument for the iskoisei 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-88 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). 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 isko package is available at SSC-IDEAS. Use ssc install isko to obtain the latest version.
On-line: help for isko, iskoegp, iskoisei, isko8868, iskolab, isco, iscoegp, iscoisei, iscotrei, isco6888, iscolab