NOTE: this is not a function.

This is a 5 category variable (LBFA_31A_a) that is in the CCHS that asks which occupation group best describes a respondent. Occupation group is asked in the 2001 CCHS cycle and in CCHS cycles from 2007-2014.




cchsflow variable name for Occupation Group (5 categories)


In the 2007-2014 CCHS survey cycles, occupation group has 5 categories. The categories are as follows:

  1. Management, Health, Education, Art, Culture

  2. Business, Finance, Admin

  3. Sales or Service

  4. Trades, Transport or Equipment Operator

  5. Unique to Primary Industry/Processing/Manufacturing

In this variable, categories from the 2001 CCHS survey cycle were collapsed to harmonize with the other survey cycles. "Management, Professional (including accountants), Technologist, Technician or Tech Occupation" were combined into one category "Management, Health, Education, Art, Culture". "Farming, Forestry, Fishing, Mining" and "Processing, Manufacturing, Utilities", were combined into one category "Farming, Forestry, Fishing, Mining, Processing, Manufacturing, Utilities".

The "other" category in the 2001 CCHS survey cycle was assigned to missing (NA(b)). This is consistent with other studies that group the "other" category as "missing". LBFA_31A_b is a 6 category variable that keeps the "other" category in the 2001 survey cycle as "other".

See also


library(cchsflow) ?LBFA_31A_a