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For those individuals 10 years of age and older
[Applies to questions 14 - 18]

16. Place of work.

Write the type of business, industry, commercial establishment, etc. where performing this occupation.
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64. The questions 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 are presented to all persons 10 years of age or older. A dash [-] is traced in the spaces 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 for those younger than 10 years of age.

It may be difficult to obtain accurate answers due to the nature of this information. Great care should be taken to ensure that the annotation reflects the desired information.

Reference period

65. The information recorded in the spaces mentioned above (14, 15, 16, 17, and 18) refers to the following period of time: from January 1st to August 7th, 1960. In other words, the time that has passed since the beginning of the year to the date of the census. Whenever the "reference period" is mentioned, it is to be interpreted as the period of time between the two dates mentioned above.

Total time worked

Place Of Work

73. Question 16. The type of industry, educational institution, government office, farm, business, establishment, etc., where the enumerated person carries or carried out the occupation declared and recorded in line 15 is recorded in this line.

In the majority of cases, asking the following question will provide an adequate answer:


Where do you work? or Where did you work?


Brewery, hat factory, fabric store, mechanic shop, cabinetmaking shop, tailoring shop, clothing factory, shirt factory, grocery store, agricultural farm, livestock farm,
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agricultural and livestock farm, secondary school, primary school, rural public school (escuela de emergencia) justice of the peace, collection agency for Internal Revenues, General Office of Statistics, Dominican office of Social Security, General Office of Identification, Music school, town hall, etc.
a) For domestic employees: servants, cooks, washwomen, ironers, nannies, and gardeners, etc., the term "family home" is recorded.

b) The following annotations are made for military personnel, police officers, or those who work in similar national, municipal, or private institutions: National Police, National Army, Corps of Firemen, Musical Band, Private School, Hospital, etc.

c) The following annotations are made, according to each case, for drivers: "urban transportation", when their work consists of transporting passengers within an urban area; "interurban transportation", when working between two or more urban areas. If the driver works for a family as a chauffeur, the word "family home" is recorded. If the driver works for a commercial company, industry, business, establishment, etc., the type of activity carried out by the company, industry, business, etc., is recorded; e.g. "match factory", "wholesale company", "private school", etc.

d) For street peddlers: e.g. ice cream sellers, lottery ticket sellers, popsicle seller, basket sellers, candy sellers, etc., the word "peddler" is recorded.

e) For those who are looking for work, either for the first time or if they worked before the "reference period", who should have an occupation declared in question 15, the following annotations are recorded:
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1) New worker (those who are looking for work for the first time).

2) Old worker (those who worked before the "reference period")

It is imperative that the information be obtained with precision and exactness.