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Akina Ikudo

University of California, Los Angeles
Institute for Digital Research and Education
5323 Math Sciences
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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August 2018Occupational Classifications: A Machine Learning Approach
with Julia Lane, Joseph Staudt, Bruce Weinberg: w24951
Characterizing the work that people do on their jobs is a longstanding and core issue in labor economics. Traditionally, classification has been done manually. If it were possible to combine new computational tools and administrative wage records to generate an automated crosswalk between job titles and occupations, millions of dollars could be saved in labor costs, data processing could be sped up, data could become more consistent, and it might be possible to generate, without a lag, current information about the changing occupational composition of the labor market. This paper examines the potential to assign occupations to job titles contained in administrative data using automated, machine-learning approaches. We use a new extraordinarily rich and detailed set of data on transactional...
 
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