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We offer information on occupations in the past:
  • Tens of thousands of occupational titles from countries and languages around the world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century
  • linked to short descriptions of the content of the work
  • linked to images and iconographic essays on the world of work
  • a bibliography on the world of work and links to related websites
  • information on social class schemes and occupational stratification scales such as respectively HISCLASS and HISCAM
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Oct 22, 2020
Edvinsson, Sören; Westberg, Annika, 2016, "Swedish Occupational Titles from CEDAR",, IISH Data Collection, V2
This file contains Swedish Occupational Titles as encountered by the CEDAR project, that were coded into HISCO (see notes and The occupations originate from documents from c 1700 – c 1950 for Skellefteå region and C 1700-1900 for Su...
Feb 7, 2017
Pujades Mora, Joana Maria; Valls, Miquel, 2017, "Barcelona Historical Marriage Database",, IISH Data Collection, V1, UNF:6:f3xC63ywNbwbs3jyZbQhMQ== [fileUNF]
This file contains the occupations in Catalan from the Barcelona Historical Marriage Database.All the occupations were written originally in Catalan. In case of an individual had two, three occupations they have been codifyied in the same row together. That's the reason why you w...
Nov 4, 2016 - HISCO
A. Fornasin; A. Marzona, 2016, "HISCO_Italian_Formasin_Marzona_2006",, IISH Data Collection, V1
This file contains 5 variables: occupation, hisco, status, relation, product. It contains 425 occupational titles in Italian and their HISCO equivalents. Any provenance on the file (other than the names and year mentioned in the title) is unknown to me. The file was first publish...
Mar 5, 2016
Thorvaldsen, Gunnar, 2016, "Occupational titles from Norwegian censuses",, IISH Data Collection, V1
This dataset contains the Norwegian occupational titles from the 1865, 1875, 1900 and 1910 Norwegian censuses. The titles are coded into the Norwegian system of Hierark & Naering as well as in OCCHISCO ('NAPP HISCO').
Feb 29, 2016 - HISCO
Zijdeman, Richard, 2016, "Release_HSN_HISCO_2013_01_adapted",, IISH Data Collection, V1
This is a slightly adapted version of the official HSN 2013.01 HISCO release. The original file has no headers and a subsequent version was in Dutch csv standard (i.e. ';' as seperator and ',' as decimal indicator). This dataset contains that Dutch file, an R-script to transpose...
Feb 28, 2016 - HISCO
Basten, Stuart, 2016, "Basten_Northern_English_Parishes_1777_1812",, IISH Data Collection, V2
The occupations in this dataset are deposited by Stuart Basten. He gathered the data when at the Jaugeillonian University and are derived from Northern English parish registers between 1777-1812.
Feb 28, 2016 - HISCO
Mooney, Graham, 2016, "Mooney_1866_London_occupational_codes",, IISH Data Collection, V1, UNF:6:+wMiF+S0BuzIBIXW3zrclA== [fileUNF]
Files with the HISCO codes that attributed to the occupational titles that were on the transcribed death certificates of 13,688 deaths recorded in London during the 1866 cholera epidemic. Provenance: Graham Mooney, ‘Diagnostic spaces: workhouse, hospital and home in mid-Victorian...
Feb 27, 2016 - HISCO
Maas; Van Leeuwen, 2016, "HISCLASS",, IISH Data Collection, V1
Class schemes, contemporary as well as historical, always involve something of a mystery. While this book does not claim to have solved that mystery completely, it does shed significant light on it. For the sake of comparability, it is advisable not to develop new class schemes b...
Feb 27, 2016 - HISCO
Van Leeuwen, 2016, "Files from HISCO database",, IISH Data Collection, V1
This dataset contains all files from the HISCO database as used for the website and HISCO book (see: DOI:10.3200/HMTS.37.4.186-197).
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Feb 27, 2016
The Historical International Standard Classification of Occupations (HISCO) allows for all occupational titles in the world from the 18th to the 20th century to be ordered, connected and linked to short descriptions of activities of work. HISCO has a tree-like structure with 9 'm...
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