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United States 1960
United States 1970
United States 1980
United States 1990
United States 2000
United States 2005
United States 2010
United States 2015
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United States 1960 — source variable US1960A_OCC1950 — Occupation, 1950 basis

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United States 1970 — source variable US1970A_OCC1950 — Occupation, 1950 basis
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23. When was this person born?
[] Born before April 1956 - Please go on with questions 24 through 41.
[] Born April 1956 or later - Please omit questions 24 through 41 and go to the next page for the next person.

Questions 29 through 41 are for all persons born before April 1956 including housewives, students, or disabled persons as well as part-time or full-time workers.

[All]

29a. Did this person work at any time last week?

[] Yes - Fill this circle if this person did full- or part-time work. (Count part-time work such as a Saturday job, delivering papers, or helping without pay in a family business or farm; and active duty in the Armed Forces.

[] No - Fill this circle if this person did not work, or did only own housework, school work, or volunteer work. Skip to 30

33-35. Current or most recent job activity

Describe clearly this person's chief job activity or business last week, if any. If he had more than one job, describe the one at which he worked the most hours. If this person had no job or business last week, give information for last job or business since 1960.

_____

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34. Occupation

a. What kind of work was he doing?

_____


(For example: TV repairman, sewing machine operator, spray painter, civil engineer, farm operator, farm hand, junior high English teacher)

"Write two or more words to tell the kind of work he does. If he is a trainee, apprentice, or helper, write that down too. See examples of acceptable answers on the Census form and here.

Acceptable

Sales clerk
Carpenter's helper
Practical nurse


Unacceptable

Clerk
Helper
Nurse


b. What were his most important activities or duties?

_____
(For example: Types, keeps account books, files, sells cars, operates printing press, cleans buildings, finishes concrete)


"Write the most important things that he does on the job. Some examples are shown on the Census form."

c. What was his job title?

_____


"Print his job title (what his employer calls his job). If he has no job title, print None."

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United States 1980 — source variable US1980A_OCC1950 — Occupation, 1950 basis
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29. Occupation

29a. What kind of work was this person doing?

____
(For example: Registered nurse, personnel manager, supervisor of order department, gasoline engine assembler, grinder operator)


[Print two or more words to describe the kind of work the person does. If the person is a trainee, apprentice, or helper, include that in the description. Some examples of what is needed to make an answer acceptable are shown on the census form and here.

Unacceptable: Clerk
Acceptable: Production clerk
Unacceptable: Helper
Acceptable: Carpenter's helper
Unacceptable: Mechanic
Acceptable: Auto engine mechanic
Unacceptable: Nurse
Acceptable: Registered nurse


29b. What were this person's most important activities or duties?
____
(For example: Patient care, directing hiring policies, supervising order clerks. assembling engines, operating grinding mill)


[Print the most important things that the person does on the job. Some examples are shown on the census form.]

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United States 1990 — source variable US1990A_OCC1950 — Occupation, 1950 basis
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29a. What kind of work was this person doing?
____
(For example: registered nurse, personnel manager, supervisor of order department,
gasoline engine assembler, cake icer)


[Print two or more words to describe the kind of work the person did. If the person was a trainee, apprentice, or helper, include that in the description. Some examples of what to enter:

Enter a description like the following / Do not enter:
Production clerk / Clerk
Carpenter's helper / Helper
Auto engine mechanic / Mechanic
Registered nurse / Nurse]


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United States 2000 — source variable US2000A_OCC1950 — Occupation, 1950 basis
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18. Was this person under 15 years of age on April 1, 2000?
[] Yes [Go on to question 33]
[] No

28. Occupation

28. a. What kind of work was this person doing? (For example: registered nurse, personnel manager, supervisor of order department, auto mechanic, accountant)

____
____
____

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United States 2005 — source variable US2005A_OCC1950 — Occupation, 1950 basis
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K. Answer questions 35-40 only if this person worked in the past 5 years. Otherwise, skip to question 41.

35-40 Current or most recent job activity.
Describe clearly this person's chief job activity or business last week. If this person had more than one job, describe the one at which this person worked the most hours. If this person had no job or business last week, give information for his/her last job or business.

35. Was this person?

Mark (X) one box

[] An employee of a private for profit company or business, or of an individual, for wages, salary, or commissions?
[] An employee of a private not for profit, tax-exempt, or charitable organization?
[] A local government employee (city, county, etc.)?
[] A state government employee?
[] A Federal government employee?
[] Self-employed in own not incorporated business, professional practice, or farm?
[] Self-employed in own incorporated business, professional practice, or farm?
[] Working without pay in family business or farm?

36. For whom did this person work?

If now on active duty in the armed forces, mark (X) this box --> [] and print the branch of the Armed Forces

Name of company, business, or other employer ____

37. What kind of business or industry was this?

Describe the activity at the location where employed. (For example: hospital, newspaper publishing, mail order house, auto engine manufacturing, bank)

____

38. Is this mainly?

Mark (X) one box

[] Manufacturing?
[] Wholesale trade?
[] Retail trade?
[] Other (agriculture, service, government, etc.)?

39. What kind of work was this person doing?

(For example: registered nurse, personal manager, supervisor of order department, secretary, accountant)

____

40. What were this person's most important activities or duties?

(For example: patient care, directing hiring policies, supervising order clerks, typing and filing, reconciling financial records)

____

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United States 2010 — source variable US2010A_OCC1950 — Occupation, 1950 basis
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45. What kind of work was this person doing? (For example: registered nurse, personal manager, supervisor of order department, secretary, and accountant) ____

46. What were this person's most important activities or duties? (For example: patient care, directing hiring policies, supervising order clerks, typing and filing, reconciling financial records) ____

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United States 2015 — source variable US2015A_OCC1950 — Occupation last week, 1950 basis
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45. What kind of work was this person doing?
(For example: registered nurse, personal manager, supervisor of order department, secretary, accountant) ________
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45. Print one or more words to describe the kind of work the person did. If the person was a trainee, apprentice, or helper, include that in the description.
Enter descriptions like the following: registered nurse, personnel manager, supervisor of order department, secretary, accountant, high school teacher, etc.
Do not enter single words such as: nurse, manager, teacher, etc.

46. Describe the most important activities or duties the person performed.
Enter descriptions like the following: patient care, directing hiring policies, supervising order clerks, typing and filing, reconciling financial records, etc.