Duncan: Duncan's Occupational Prestige Data

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The Duncan data frame has 45 rows and 4 columns. Data on the prestige and other characteristics of 45 U. S. occupations in 1950.




This data frame contains the following columns:


Type of occupation. A factor with the following levels: prof, professional and managerial; wc, white-collar; bc, blue-collar.


Percent of males in occupation earning $3500 or more in 1950.


Percent of males in occupation in 1950 who were high-school graduates.


Percent of raters in NORC study rating occupation as excellent or good in prestige.


Duncan, O. D. (1961) A socioeconomic index for all occupations. In Reiss, A. J., Jr. (Ed.) Occupations and Social Status. Free Press [Table VI-1].


Fox, J. (2008) Applied Regression Analysis and Generalized Linear Models, Second Edition. Sage.

Fox, J. and Weisberg, S. (2011) An R Companion to Applied Regression, Second Edition, Sage.

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