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The International Socio-Economic Index of Occupational Status (ISEI)

The Microcensus Scientific Use Files from 1996 onwards contain occupational data coded according to the International Standard Classification of Occupations for use within the European Community (1996-2012 ISCO-88 COM; since 2011 ISCO-08). The following information shows how the International Socio-Economic Index of Occupational Status (ISEI) can be implemented on the basis of this occupational data. For the survey year 2020, no syntaxes for the implementation of ISEI are offered, as the official statistics have refrained from publishing the ISCO variables in the MZ-SUF 2020 due to quality concerns.

Further information (available only in German):

Schimpl-Neimanns, Bernhard (2004): Zur Umsetzung des Internationalen Sozioökonomischen Index des beruflichen Status (ISEI), ZUMA-Nachrichten (54): 154-170. [.pdf]
Conversion key from ISCO-88 (COM) to ISEI [.pdf]
Conversion key from ISCO-08 to ISEI (File "isqoisei08.sps") [.zip]

Download the programs for the application of ISEI

Please note:

The setups should be downloaded and used with statistics programs. The browser view provides only an overview. Characters with an Umlaut and line breaks are sometimes displayed incorrectly.

SPSS Stata
Microcensus 2021 [isei_mz_21_isco08.sps] []
Microcensus 2019 [isei_mz_19_isco08.sps] []
Microcensus 2018 [isei_mz_18_isco08.sps] []
Microcensus 2017 [isei_mz_17_isco08.sps] []
Microcensus 2016 [isei_mz_16_isco08.sps] []
Microcensus 2015 [isei_mz_15_isco08.sps] []
Microcensus 2014 [isei_mz_14_isco08.sps] []
Microcensus 2013 [isei_mz_13_isco08.sps] []
Microcensus 2012 [isei_mz_12_isco08.sps]
Microcensus 2011 [isei_mz_11_isco08.sps]
Microcensus 2010 [isei_mz_10.sps] []
Microcensus 2009 [isei_mz_09.sps] []
Microcensus 2008 [isei_mz_08.sps] []
Microcensus 2007 [isei_mz_07.sps] []
Microcensus 2006 [isei_mz_06.sps] []
Microcensus 2005 [isei_mz_05.sps] []
Microcensus 1996-2004 [isei_mz_96_04.sps] []