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Sample characteristics: India

Census/survey characteristics
Type Employment survey
Title Socio-Economic Survey, Household Schedule 10: Employment and Unemployment, January to December, 1983
Statistical agency National Sample Survey Organization, Government of India
Population universe Not specified
De jure or de facto De jure
Census/survey day January to December 1983
Field work period One-year period from January to December, 1983
Questionnaire A single form that consists of 10 sections: 1) identification of sample household, 2) household characteristics, 3) demographic and current activity particulars during the preceding week, 4) demographic characteristics of migrants and their usual activity at the time of migration, 5) current activity of people in the labor force, 6) usual activity, 7) usual subsidiary gainful activity of persons who did not work, but not because of being old or disabled, 8) follow-up questions for persons whose principal activities were working, 9) persons who usually attended domestic duties, and 10) household indebtedness.
Type of fieldwork Direct interview
Microdata sample characteristics
Sample design Drawn by the NSSO, details not specified
Sample fraction .09%
Sample size (person records) 623494
Sample weights Calculated by the NSSO based on stratified sample design
Units identified in microdata
Dwellings Yes
Vacant units No
Households Yes
Collective dwellings No
Smallest geography State
Unit definitions
Households One of more individuals who normally reside together under the same roof and take food in the same kitchen, including temporary stay aways and excluding temporary visitors.