Classification: HOPEGOLD70
Short name: HOPEGOLD70
Full name: Hope Goldthorpe Scale 1970
General description: The Hope Goldthorpe scale is an occupational scale that classifies jobs according to their social desirability as menís occupations. It was devised for use in the Oxford Mobility Study. (see Hope, K. and Goldthorpe JH.)
The scale is derived from a survey of the social standing of occupations that ranks jobs on one dimension, the evaluation of a jobís reputation. Occupational groups from the survey were collapsed into 36 categories, which were ranked in order of desirability. The categories are assumed to provide a high degree of differentiation both in terms of occupational function and employment status.
The scale was devised for men, but is now used both for men and women.
LS description: Where LS data for either occupation or employment status is not available, the value 0 has been allocated.
The LS variable provides information on Hope Goldthorpe scores (from 17.52 to 82.05).
The scores have been collapsed into the 36 categories of the Hope Goldthorpe scale which is the basis for the derivation of Goldthorpe classes, of which there are 7 in 1971.
Keyword: Socio-economic
Start date: Census 1971
References: Hope, K. and Goldthorpe JH. (1974) The Social Grading of Occupations. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
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