LS variable metadata
Variable: CAM90
Table: OCC9L
Short description: 1990 Cambridge Scores.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 0001-9999 (= Cambridge Score 00.01 - 99.99)
0000 = Record contains spaces, or codes not catered for
Notes: The revised Cambridge Scale of Occupations is a continous measure of social and material advantage, which takes the value 00.01 to 99.99. It is based on the assumption that the major basis of social inequality is differentials in employment, and that social interaction on the basis of equality (friendship/marriage) reflects these differentials. The scores can only be used with an LS extract which includes employment status and occupational group. (The 223 Occupational Unit Groups of the 1970 OPCC Classification of Occupations and the 350 Occupational Unit codes for occupations coded using the 1980 Classification.) While a separate scale was produced for men and women, the scores on each are comparable. For further information see Prandy K (1990) Revised Cambridge Scale of Occupation , Sociology, Vol 24: 4
Units of measurement:  
Source: See 1981 Census Appendix 18
Former name of variable:  
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Occupation Socio-
Classification: CAMBRIDGE 
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 8