A Crosswalk for Using Pre-2000 Occupational Status and Prestige Codes with Post-2000 Occupation Codes

Frederick, Carl
Working paper no. 2010-03


The Census Bureau updated their occupational classification system for the 2000 Census. This paper explains the calculation of updating occupational prestige and status scores based on both 1980 and 1990 occupational codes for use with these new codes. We follow a process similar, but not identical, to Stevens and Cho (1985). The new codes are presented in the table at the end of the paper.