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We have been working on CAMSIS scale construction exercises for Finland in the period 2010-2011. A first set of scales were published in 2010, with further updates planned for the future.
Research collaborators :
Jani ErolaUniversity of Turku
Pasi MoisioEuropean University Institute, Florence
Paul Lambert University of Stirling, UK


Notes / version history:

We have recently derived several different scales for the contemporary period in Finland, using different software and statistical models as part of a comparative evaluation.

'Verion 1', presented in a conerence paper in September 2010, uses ISCO88 units plus employment status and is based upon a correspodence analysis algorithm in Stata. This version estimates different scores for men and women, and runs on a given number of occupational units which itself is derived as a part of the algorithm - so more units are used in more recent samples, when more cohabiting couples were avaialble for analysis).

We have also undertaken work on fitting association models in R, principally with the objective of generating margins of error alongside scale values. This estimation has used different levels of detail of occupational data and has other different features. We anticpate publishing these scales and results later in 2011.

Version 1 (generated September 2010)

(Based on ISCO-88 units plus simplified employment status, calculated using correspondence analysis using Stata)

Data Census Longitudinal Data Files from 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 (Statistics Finland)
Cases Approx 30k to 100k cohabiting both-working couples from each year ++ +
Occupational classification
ISCO88 (re-classified from Finnish national coding frames). Scores were estimated at approximately the 3-digit level of detail, cross-classified by employment status for occupations in major groups 6-9 only.
Related paper Erola, J. and Lambert, P. (2010) 'Homogamy and social structure over time in Finland', Paper presented to the Social Stratification Research Seminar, University of Utrecht, 8-10 September 2010 (download pdf)
Release details version 1.0; author: Paul Lambert and Jani Erola; released on: 29 March 2011
  Details and downloadable files (Stata 10 format):
1970 fin1970_scale_3.dta (108 distinct male occs and 71 distinct female occs)
1975 fin1975_scale_3.dta (129 distinct male occs and 91 distinct female occs)
1980 fin1980_scale_3.dta (158 distinct male occs and 104 distinct female occs)
1985 fin1985_scale_3.dta (172 distinct male occs and 120 distinct female occs)
1990 fin1990_scale_3.dta (183 distinct male occs and 135 distinct female occs)
1995 fin1995_scale_3.dta (221 distinct male occs and 160 distinct female occs)
2000 fin2000_scale_3.dta (237 distinct male occs and 186 distinct female occs)
2005 fin2005_scale_3.dta (248 distinct male occs and 208 distinct female occs)
1970-2005 (combined) fin_1970-2005_scale_3.dta (350 distinct male occs and 283 distinct female occs)



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