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INTERNATIONAL STANDARD CLASSIFICATION OF OCCUPATIONS (ISCO)

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French Equivalent: Classification internationale types des professions (CITP)

Definition:
The International Standard Classification of Occupations (1988) classifies persons according to their actual and potential relation with jobs.

Jobs are classified with respect to the type of work performed or to be performed. The basic criteria used to define the system of major, sub-major, minor and unit groups is the “skill” level and “skill specialisation” required to carry out the tasks and duties of the occupations, with separate major groups for “Legislators, senior officials and managers” and for “Armed forces”.

Source Publication:
Education at a Glance, OECD, Paris, 2002, Glossary.

Statistical Theme: Labour statistics

Created on Thursday, February 13, 2003

Last updated on Thursday, July 12, 2007