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Re: st: isco esec issp

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: isco esec issp
Date   Sat, 18 Apr 2009 12:20:24 +0000 (GMT)

--- On Fri, 17/4/09, Andreas Kopf <> wrote:
> Installation is completed, but error occured :
> The CMD was: iskoisei Esec , isko(ISCO88)
> The failure was: unrecognized command:  B
> (error occurred while loading iskoisei.ado)

That appears to be a bug in -iskoisei-. At the bottom of 
the file iskoisei.ado you see a B, remove that and save the
file, restart Stata, and the program should work.

As an aside: I would not call this variable Esec because, the 
ISEI scale and the ESeC scheme are conceptually very different 
things: isei is an occupational status scale while ESeC is a 
class scheme. 

Occupational status focusses the fact that some occupations 
are more desirable/better than others. Class foucusses on the 
fact that people who work in the same type of occupations 
share certain experiences and as a result become similar to 
one another. So status results in an inherently continuous 
variable, while class is inherently categorical. 

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen


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