On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the Duncan data set which pertains to Duncan's Occupational Prestige Data. The Duncan data set is found in the car R package. You can load the Duncan data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Duncan"). This will load the data into a variable called Duncan. If R says the Duncan data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("car") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the Duncan R data set. The size of this file is about 1,178 bytes.
Duncan's Occupational Prestige Data
Duncan data frame has 45 rows and 4 columns. Data on the prestige and other characteristics of 45 U. S. occupations in 1950.
This data frame contains the following columns:
Type of occupation. A factor with the following levels:
prof, professional and managerial;
Percent of males in occupation earning $3500 or more in 1950.
Percent of males in occupation in 1950 who were high-school graduates.
Percent of raters in NORC study rating occupation as excellent or good in prestige.
Duncan, O. D. (1961) A socioeconomic index for all occupations. In Reiss, A. J., Jr. (Ed.) Occupations and Social Status. Free Press [Table VI-1].
Fox, J. (2008) Applied Regression Analysis and Generalized Linear Models, Second Edition. Sage.
Fox, J. and Weisberg, S. (2011) An R Companion to Applied Regression, Second Edition, Sage.
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.