I’m trying to perform an analysis where I take microdata level OCCSOC responses from ACS and pair them with the typical education needed for entry (from the BLS standards http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_112.htm). I’m coming up with a lot of N/As, either because the OCCSOC response is coded with a 0 at the end (11-2020 for example) where it doesn’t appear in the education file or because it is coded with a number of X’s at the end (ex. 11-10XX).
I’m wondering what the reasons for these atypical SOC codes are, and if there’s anything I can do about them?
Thank you so much.