LS variable metadata
Variable: GC90
Table: OCC9L
Short description: 1990 Goldthorpe Classes.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 10,20,31,32,41,42,43,50,60,71,72
00 = 'Impossible' Combination of employment status and occupation (e.g. a managing director who is a shunter)
See 1981 Census Appendix 18
The 1990 Goldthorpe Classes were produced by Goldthorpe and LLewellyn by combining the 36 categories of the Hope-Goldthorpe scale to create a class schema whose members broadly share similar market and work situations. It is important to highlight that, as with the Hope-Goldthorpe Score, this class schema was devised for men. For cross-cultural comparisons Goldthorpe and Llewellyn (1987) suggests 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:  
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Occupation Socio-economic
Classification: GOLD80 
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2