How to link Hauser-Warren occupational standing index to CPS?

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We are hoping to use the Hauser Warren index to identify workers’ standing using the occupation data in the CPS. Has anyone linked these up before? I see that they are available for IPUMS-ACS/Census, but not CPS…

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Since the OCC1990 variable is functionally identical (i.e. was created using the same crosswalk) between IPUMS-USA and IPUMS-CPS, it is possible to generate a crosswalk between OCC1990 and HWSEI. Simply download an extract from IPUMS-USA containing OCC1990 and HWSEI, select one case per OCC1990 code and use the resulting dataset as a crosswalk between the two variables. Because the IPUMS-CPS version of OCC1990 will have the same codes with the same meanings using the crosswalk should allow you to apply the Hauser-Warren index to the CPS data.

I hope this helps.

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