The occupational structure is described and analysed by means of various classificatory schemes, which group similar occupations together according to specific criteria such as skill, employment status, or function. Such classifications are also used as a basis for the empirical analysis of economic and social class. See also INDUSTRIAL SECTOR; OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION.
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