# How to define "percent males in management" from ACS5?

Hello, I am recreating an index for my thesis, and the index used an ACS variable they describe as "percent males in management."

I see 'DETAILED OCCUPATION FOR THE CIVILIAN EMPLOYED POPULATION 16 YEARS AND OVER' with several management positions, from "Chief executives" to "Sales managers", etc.

How would you best recreate the definition of "percent males in management"?

The article in reference is: Messer LC, Laraia BA, Kaufman JS, et al. The development of a standardized neighborhood deprivation index. J Urban Health. 2006;83(6):1041-1062. doi:10.1007/s11524-006-9094-x

Many thanks,

Sandra

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• Hi Sandra -

The original paper used Census 2000 data from the old long form survey.  It is challenging to convert the occupational measures available with that survey to those available in ACS.  You might take a look at more recent papers that calculate a Krieger or Yost SES index.  This 2014 paper by Yu et al. might be a good starting point:

Using a composite index of socioeconomic status to investigate health disparities while protecting the confidentiality of cancer registry data - PubMed (nih.gov)

I think they use table C24010 to compute a "percent working class" variable:

Working Class: ((C24010e20 + C24010e24 + C24010e25 + C24010e26 + C24010e27 + C24010e30 + C24010e34 + C24010e56 + C24010e60 + C24010e61 + C24010e62 + C24010e63 + C24010e66 + C24010e70)) / C24010e01) * 100

The flip side of this might be considered "percent white collar." You might select difference occupational categories for "percent management.

• Hi Sandra -

The original paper used Census 2000 data from the old long form survey.  It is challenging to convert the occupational measures available with that survey to those available in ACS.  You might take a look at more recent papers that calculate a Krieger or Yost SES index.  This 2014 paper by Yu et al. might be a good starting point:

Using a composite index of socioeconomic status to investigate health disparities while protecting the confidentiality of cancer registry data - PubMed (nih.gov)

I think they use table C24010 to compute a "percent working class" variable:

Working Class: ((C24010e20 + C24010e24 + C24010e25 + C24010e26 + C24010e27 + C24010e30 + C24010e34 + C24010e56 + C24010e60 + C24010e61 + C24010e62 + C24010e63 + C24010e66 + C24010e70)) / C24010e01) * 100

The flip side of this might be considered "percent white collar." You might select difference occupational categories for "percent management.

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