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DISWORK
Work disability

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      class Diswork:public Editor {

public:
    Diswork(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::jm1991a:
        {
            if (JM1991A_0419() == 9 && JM1991A_0412() == 9)
                a = 0;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::tt2011a:
        {
            if (TT2011A_0415() == 0 || TT2011A_0415() == 3)
                a = 0;
        }
        break;
        }


        setData(a);
    }
};

    

Description

DISWORK indicates whether the respondent had any lasting physical or mental health condition, that either limited the amount or type of work they could do or prevented them from working altogether. This did not include temporary health conditions.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Ireland
Jamaica
Puerto Rico
Saint Lucia
Trinidad and Tobago
United States

Comparability — General

Data somewhat similar to those in DISWORK can be gleaned from DISEMP (employment disability), which indicates that the person was not in the labor force specifically because of a disability.

Comparability — Ireland [top]

The variable indicates whether a person has any difficulty working at a job or business or attending school or college due to a physical disability, a psychological or emotional condition, or a chronic condition.

Comparability — Jamaica [top]

The variable indicates whether a person is restricted to certain kinds of work because of a disability.

Comparability — Puerto Rico [top]

The Puerto Rico 2000-2005 censuses simply asked whether a disability caused difficulty working. The 1980-1990 samples distinguished between disabilities that limited work versus those that prevented work.

Comparability — Saint Lucia [top]

The sample identifies "employment limitation."

Comparability — Trinidad and Tobago [top]

The 2011 sample identifies if the person had any participation or activity limitations working at a job or business due to their disability.

Comparability — United States [top]

The U.S. 2000-2005 censuses simply asked whether a disability caused difficulty working. The 1980-1990 samples distinguished between disabilities that limited work versus those that prevented work.

Universe

  • Ireland 2011: Present persons
  • Jamaica 1991: Persons in private households or selected institutions
  • Puerto Rico 1980: Persons age 16+
  • Puerto Rico 1990: Persons age 16+
  • Puerto Rico 2000: Persons age 16+
  • Puerto Rico 2005: Persons age 16+
  • Saint Lucia 1991: All persons
  • Trinidad and Tobago 2011: Persons in private households living in Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States 1980: Persons age 16+
  • United States 1990: Persons age 16+
  • United States 2000: Persons age 16+
  • United States 2005: Persons age 16+

Availability

  • Ireland: 2011
  • Jamaica: 1991
  • Puerto Rico: 1980, 1990, 2000, 2005
  • Saint Lucia: 1991
  • Trinidad and Tobago: 2011
  • United States: 1980, 1990, 2000, 2005