Resumen

La necesidad de un sistema de clasificación de las ocupaciones comunes ha empezado a hacerse más importante que la precisión de un sistema de doeificación de propósito múltiple. El reciente incremento, en el gobierno, de las fuentes de estadísticas de ocupación, la variedad de usos queseda a los datos clasificados por ocupación, y la insatisfacción teórica que se evidencia en la literatura reciente, hacen deseable que se desarrolle, para todas las agencias, un solo sistema standard de clasificación.

Se ha, iniciado el trabajo sobre un sistema declasificación standard(actualmente en los principales grupos de profesionales, técnicoe, y trabajadores relacionados). Aunque los resultados finales no estarán disponibles para utilizarlos en el Censo de 1970, hay un esfuerzo considerable para disminuir las grandes categorías residuales del Censo y para desarrollar una lista más detallada de clasificaciones. El estadístico debe saber que el trabajo está progresando, en una de las clasificaciones ed creciente importancia para él.

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Summary

The need for a common occupational classification system has begun to outweigh the importance of the precision of a multipurpose classification system. Recent multiplication, in government, of sources of occupational statistics, the variety of uses to which occupationally classified data are now put, and the theoretical dissatisfaction shown in recent literature make it desirable that a single, standard classification system be developed for all agencies.

Work is now starting on a standard classification system (presently in the major group of professional, technical, and related workers). Although final results will not be available for use in the1970 Census, there is detailed effort to reduce the large residual census categories and to develop a more detailed list of classifications for that Census. The statistician should beaware that work is in progress on one of the classifications of growing importance to him.

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