Quality Of The Occupation And Industry Coding In The HILDA Survey

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Executive Summary

Each year, respondents to the HILDA Survey are asked to describe the occupation and industry of their current job and / or their previous job. These verbatim responses are then coded to standard occupation and industry code frames. Analysis of the recoding work has lead to an investigation of the quality of the coding work undertaken. This paper describes the coding process, provides several indicators of the quality of the coding and offers recommendations for future work.

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