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Non-employment status

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This variable indicates the non-employment status of the respondent who was out of the labor force.

Awaiting school enrollment refers to those who had graduated from schools but failed to be admitted to higher level schools, and who are preparing for the next entry examinations and are not seeking employment.

Awaiting government job assignment refers to those who are entitled to receive, and are waiting for, government job assignment. Those who are entitled include graduates from colleges, universities, specialized secondary schools, and veterans who lived in urban areas before joining the armed forces.


  • China 1990: Persons age 15+ not in labor force


  • China: 1990

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