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We have constructed scales for Ghana for 2000 using occupational data from IPUMS-I.

The scales have been constructed using semi-automated correspondence analysis routines in Stata. The ranking of the scales is, we think, satisfactory, but users should beware that the numeric values of the scales are heavily influenced by the scores given to the populous agricultural occupational categories (i.e. since all occupational scores together are standardised to mean 50, the values given to other occupations are a direct function of the values given to the agricultural categories). Also, thus far, we think that the male scale is probably more informative than the female scale (the latter seems to be especially influenced by workplace environment (i.e. manual or non-manual)

Data supplied by :

Reference for IPUMS-I:
  • Minnesota Population Center. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International: Version 6.1 [Machine-readable database]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2011.
  • We also wish to acknowledge the statistical office that provided the underlying data making this research possible: Ghana Statistical Services, Ghana.


Ghana 2000
Data 2000 Census 5% Sample

Approx 158k both-working husband-wife combinations (of which 80k are non-diagonal)+

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Occupational classification

IPUMS-I 2-digit occupational classification for Ghana, 2000, as detailed at: + +

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Link to data files

The CAMSIS index files in alternative formats can be accessed from:

Additional background information on the derivation process, including information on the occupational combinations treated as psuedo-diagonals, and a copy of the underlying Stata macro, can be accessed from:

Version history

Scales linked above are version constructed by Paul Lambert, Univ. Stirling, on 20 November 2012






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Last modified 20 November 2012
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