International Statistical Comparisons of Occupations and Social Structures: Problems, Possibilities and the Role of ISCO-88

The objective of this paper is to present ILO’s work with the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-88) as well as general issues of importance for the creation of data sets using occupation as a central variable for comparative statistical studies of social and economic structures and their changes.

Meeting document | 01 November 1999