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IND95US
Industry 1950 basis, U.S.

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Description

IND95US provides a consistent classification of industry across U.S. samples and the 1891 and 1911 censuses of Canada. Industry describes the type of goods or services produced by the place in which a person worked.

Note regarding universe: "New workers" are persons seeking employment for the first time who had not yet secured their first job.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL

Comparability — General

IND95US is fairly comparable over time. This variable recodes information contained in the variable IND into the 1950 U.S. Census Bureau industrial classification system. It is designed to enhance the comparability of industry data across all U.S. samples. Industries were substantially re-categorized by the Census Bureau in 2000, so comparisons with earlier years are noisy.

Fully comparable data are available for Puerto Rico in all years in unharmonized source variables.

Universe

  • United States 1960: Persons age 14+ who had worked within the previous ten years; not persons with a job but not at work last week, not new workers (see note)
  • United States 1970: Persons age 14+ who had worked within the previous ten years; not new workers (see note)
  • United States 1980: Persons age 16+ who had worked within the previous five years; not new workers (see note)
  • United States 1990: Persons age 16+ who had worked within the previous five years; not new workers (see note)
  • United States 2000: Persons age 16+ who had worked within the previous five years; not new workers (see note)
  • United States 2005: Persons age 16+ who had worked within the previous five years; not new workers (see note)
  • United States 2010: Persons age 16+ who had worked within the previous five years; not new workers (see note)
  • United States 2015: Persons age 16+ who had worked within the previous five years; not new workers (see note)

Availability

  • Canada: 1891, 1911
  • United States: 1850a, 1850b, 1860, 1870, 1880a, 1880b, 1900, 1910, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015