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CAMSIS: Austria

A CAMSIS version has been produced for Austria in terms of ISCO-88 occupational units. We used data from 1991 and 1995 as it is prepared in the LIS project.

Further information on the CAMSIS scores for the LIS datasets.

Before downloading the tables, users are strongly recommended to read:

Accessing and using CAMSIS scale scores
The construction of CAMSIS measures

author: Paul Lambert and Ken Prandy; released on: 19 March 2003


Occupational classification International Standard Classification of Occupations 1988 (ISCO-88) (details)
Status in employment

0 : Unknown status
1 : Self-employed (all)
6 : Employee


Data Sources

We derived the CAMSIS scores directly on data stored at the LIS project (using the Austrian 1991 LES and 1995 LIS surveys). The cross-nationally harmonised LIS datasets are accessed and analysed remotely. Other work has also been undertaken to link derived CAMSIS scores with LIS resources, follow this link.

The scale derivation used information from 22,248 male-female combinations, a smaller sample size than is generally preferred for full population coverage. To maximise the number of occupational combinations analysed we combined data on all cross-gender within household occupational combinations revealed in the relevant LIS dataset. For the Austrian studies, this included any household combinations (eg husband-wife; father-daughter) and also some combinations involving previous, second or first-ever jobs as well as current jobs. The model used to produce the CAMSIS scale scores was a relatively simple correspondence analysis of the cross-gender combinations (as opposed to more carefully specified RC-II association model, see the construction guide).


Occupational Classification

Full details of the ISCO-88 four-digit values used are available from the IER website. There are also further comments on ISCO schema in the 'occupational unit handling' section of these webpages. The Austrian LIS-based data was analysed to the level of detail of 4-digit ISCO-88 unit groups (scores in the downloadable index file which have been assigned to other aggregate groups represent the imputation of relevant subgroup means).


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Last modified 9 September 2012
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