I noticed a “PROFESSION” variable in the “Other Person” section in the IPUMS-TERRA microdata, but this variable was missing from the same section in IPUMS-International? This “PROFESSION” variable seems to be distinct from the OCCISCO variable since the OCCISCO variables are available in the “Person - Work” sections of both IPUMS-T and IPUMS-I.
My questions are:
How is the “PROFESSION” variable distinct from OCCISCO?
Since IPUMS-T data is not available in the same geographic admin unit as IPUMS-I (i.e., IPUMS-I has more GEOLEV2 data then IPUMS-T for the same samples and variables), I would like to be able to use the “PROFESSION” variable with IPUMS-I microdata. I intend on creating this variable using a statistical package. Could someone instruct me as to how I might create my own “PROFESSION” variable to link with IPUMS-I data (i.e., how was the variable created in IPUMS-T)?
Thank you in advance for your responses.