I am using STATA and have decided to use the OCC1950 variable (instead of OCC1990 or OCC2010) due to it being standardized across all available years.
Once I have downloaded the data into STATA, it lists the minimum value as “1960.” When I had read more about the OCC1950 variable, it said that it covered all years (from 1850-2019 presumably).
Does anyone have any advice as to why this is happening, or how I may access occupational data 1850-1959? I am looking at doing a longterm analysis for a particular occupation.
Thank you for any and all help!