NOTE: this is not a function.
This is a 6 category variable (LBFA_31A_b) 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 (6 categories)
In the 2007-2014 CCHS survey cycles, occupation group has 5 categories. This variable, however, includes a sixth category to account for the "other" category asked in the 2001 CCHS survey cycle. The categories are as follows:
Management, Health, Education, Art, Culture
Business, Finance, Admin
Sales or Service
Trades, Transport or Equipment Operator
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".