Occupations in Eau Claire, 1910-1980

Instructions to students for creating occupational web pages.

The occupations of the residents of 7,106 houses in Eau Claire were collected from the Eau Claire City Directories for each decade starting in 1910 and ending in 1980. The results are presented two different ways:
1) for a sample of individual streets and 2) by major occupational classes:
occupational graphs by decades occupational maps by city blocks.

Major Occupational Classes
The individual occupations, e.g., truck driver, laborer, teacher, lawyer, etc., were grouped into three broad classes and ten more detailed classes. The labels and corresponding codes used for the two classifications are:

3 classes

10 classes

Code

Variable name

Code

Variable name

500

white collar

590

high white collar

400

blue collar

560

medium white collar

300

retired, widow, widower

530

low white collar

   

500

other white collar

   

490

skilled blue collar

   

460

semi-skilled blue collar

   

430

unskilled blue collar

 

 

400

other blue collar

 

 

390

retired

 

 

360

widow and widower

 

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