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Economic & Labour Market Review

, Volume 4, Issue 7, pp 48–55 | Cite as

SOC2010: revision of the Standard Occupational Classification

  • Peter Elias
  • Margaret Birch
Article

SUMMARY

This article describes the revision of the Standard Occupational Classification from its 2000 to its 2010 version (SOC2010).

It details the revision process, outlines the major areas of change and illustrates the impact of these changes on national estimates of employment by occupation. Given that the revision of a classification introduces potential discontinuities in the interpretation of occupational information over time, the final section discusses ways in which such discontinuities can be minimised.

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© Crown copyright 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Elias
    • 1
  • Margaret Birch
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick

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