ERIC Number: ED034036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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International Standard Classification of Occupations. Revised Edition 1968.
International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).
The International Standard Classification of Occupations was developed to provide a systematic basis for presentation of occupational data relating to different countries in order to facilitate international comparisons. A second objective was to provide a system which developing countries could use in formulating their national occupational classifications. Occupations are classified at the major group level, minor group level, and unit level. The basic principle of classification is the type of work performed and represents broad fields of work rather than specific types of work. The minor groups and unit groups provide summary classifications suitable for organization and presentation of statistical data, such as those derived from manpower inquiries and population censuses. The more detailed classification, which has been developed by the International Labour Office, subdivides the unit groups into occupations or occupational categories bearing five-digit code numbers and is intended to serve such purposes as the organization of employment placement office records. (Author/CH)
Descriptors: Classification, International Programs, Occupational Information, Occupations, Technical Education, Vocational Education
International Labor Office, Washington Branch, 917 15th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 ($5.00)
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Authoring Institution: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).