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For all women and men fourteen years of age or older.
[Questions 17-25 were asked of persons age 14 years +.]

[Questions 21-24 were asked of persons age 14+ who had a job last week (did formal or informal work or did not work due to sickness, vacation, etc.), per questions 17-19.]

22. What does the establishment or place where the person works do or produce? ____

For example: stove factory, collective passenger transportation, leather shoe factory, elementary education, preparation and sale of cakes, etc.

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The next questions (from 17 to 25) are asked to all women and men 14 years old or older

22. What does the establishment or place where the person works do or produce?

Here we register what an establishment does but not the activity the enumerated person did in it.

When we say place or establishment we are referring to one physical unit, for example a factory, a business, a school.

One should keep in mind that a company can have one or many establishments. For example, let us suppose that an oven factory has its production plant in San Luis and the administrative offices in the Federal Capital. In this case we have two different establishments and we should register the activity of the establishment where the enumerated person works; "production of ovens" or "central administration of a factory that produces ovens."

There exist persons who do all or a large part of their activities away from the establishment where they work, like for example: chauffeurs by means of transportation, distributors of soft drinks, etc. In these cases equally we want to know what is the economic activity that the establishment carries out which the enumerated person does, for example "automobile transporter of passengers", "production of soft drinks", etc.

In the case of a worker for their own account (without employees or laborers) we register the activity of this job, since it is the same person who constitutes the establishment.

We write in as much detail as possible the response that is given to us trying to go into depth, for example, what is done, what they do, with what primary material, and for what reason or for whom they produce it or make it.

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We see the following examples:
1 -- Production of furniture (what they do) of wood (with what primary material) for sale to the public (for what reason and for whom do they do it).

2 -- Production and canning of preservatives, marmalade and jelly (What they do or produce and what is done).

3 -- Sale of articles of clothing (What they do or what is done) to commercial retailers (For whom they do it).

4 -- Railway transportation (What they do, what is done) of passengers (For whom they do it).