Within these major occupation groupings
, critical vacancies exist in occupations that primarily employ middle-skill workers.
We begin with the nine major occupation groupings
at the ASCO 1-digit level.
The 16 occupation dummies included in the model were formed by selecting the 15 three-digit occupation groupings
that employ the largest number of minimum wage workers.
In the case of the CPS, the Census Bureau publishes earnings distributions for roughly 75 detailed occupations within the six broad occupation groupings
shown in table 7 and 8.(25) Gini indexes were computed for all these distributions of both men and women who worked full time, year round in 1982 and 1987.
The educational level of the respondent retains its strong explanatory power even after controlling for income and occupation groupings
. Women at each successive educational level, excepting the highest, seem to desire fewer children.
As a result, a complete sequence of partitions, i.e., a hierarchy of occupation groupings
, was produced (Berven & Hubert, 1977).
However, about half of the displaced workers (while often changing specific industry or occupation) return to their old major industry and occupation groupings
in order to minimize earnings losses.