LS variable metadata
Variable: GC80
Table: OCC8L
Short description: 1980 Goldthorpe Classes.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 01-11; 00 = Record contains spaces, or codes not catered for The 1980 Goldthorpe classes were produced by Goldthorpe and Llewellyn by combining the 36 categories of the Hope-Goldthorpe scale to create an 11-class schema reflecting individuals who broadly share similar market and work situations. It is important to highlight that: 1. As with the Hope-Goldthorpe Score, this class schema was devised for men. 2. The 1980 schema is a refined version of the 7-category 1970 Goldthorpe class. (Three of the original classes have been subdivided.) For cross-cultural comparisons Goldthorpe and Llewellyn (1987) suggest combining classes I and II, and classes V and VI. However, it is desirable to distinguish the agricultural component within classes IV and VII and, if possible, to separate small proprietors into those with and without employees. For further information see: Goldthorpe J H and Llewellyn C (1987) The social grading of occupations, Oxford Studies in Mobility, London: Oxford University Press
Units of measurement:  
Source: See 1981 Census Appendix 18
Former name of variable: LSGC80, FGC80, MGC80 and SPGC80
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Occupation Socio-economic
Classification: GOLD80 
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Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2