Standard, Meta-Standard : A Framework for Coding Occupational Data

Daniel I. Greenstein
Debate over appropriate schema for coding occupational data has been ongoing without satisfactory resolution since at least the late nineteenth century. It is fueled by the fact that classifying occupational data whether they are collected by culling the historical record or through precise sociological survey, can never be exact. Some of the relevant data are nearly always ambiguous (when is a 'merchant' merely a small shopkeeper and when a multi-national shipper of luxury goods?). Moreover,...
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