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Section F. Characteristics of the persons

For persons 7 years old or more
[Questions 12-16 were asked of persons aged 7 years or older]

16. What is the principal activity of the business, institution, or place where the person last worked or works? For example: corn farming, furniture factory, passenger transportation, etc.

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Only for persons who answered in Block A
[Questions 14-16 were asked of persons who marked any option of block A of question 13]

Question 16: What is the principal activity or production of the business, institution, or place where the person last worked or works?
Obtain from the informant a precise answer about the activity of the institution where [the person] works or worked last time.

Activity is what the business, workshop, institution, or organization produces or does; it is what all of the workers do as a group to produce a product, to provide a service, or to sell a good.

You should specifically describe the product that the business cultivates, the product that it manufactures or prepares, the product that it sells or the services that it provides.

The activity should never be written:

-In the abbreviated form.

-With the name of the business; because generally, this does not have any relationship to the activity.

-Sale, when the activity corresponds to cultivation.

-Elaboration of dairy products when the activity corresponds to the breeding of milking cattle.

-Sale when the activity is make or manufacture clay tiles.

-Sale, when the activity is manufacture dairy products.

Below we describe some examples of activity and the form for writing them on the form:

[First column]

Breeding or reproduction of poultry
Breeding or reproduction of beef cattle
Cultivation of bananas and plantains
Cultivation of peppers
Cultivation of corn
Cultivation of beans
Extraction from mines and quarries
Fumigation on agricultural plantations
Dining room or sale of food
Sale of groceries
Sale of general groceries
Manufacture of clay tiles
Manufacture of shoes
Municipal slaughterhouse
Private school or service of secondary education
Public school or service of elementary education
Repair of electrical appliances

[Second column]

Shoe repair
Vehicle repair
Municipal mayor
Central Bank of Honduras
General Direction of Customs
Education Secretary
Atari game rooms
Medical services or medical clinic
Guard services
Urban passenger transportation
Land cargo transportation
Arc welder
Grocery vendor
Tortilla vendor
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You should take into account that in many cases, the occupation is identical to the activity, specially in those small businesses or when the person carries out an activity in artisan form in his or her dwelling.

For example: [The original document includes a table below.]

[Column headings:]
(A) Occupation
(B) Activity

1. Occupation: Make tortillas to sell
Activity: Make tortillas to sell

2. Occupation: Make tamales to sell
Activity: Make tamales

3. Occupation: Make bread to sell
Activity: Make bread to sell

4. Occupation: Make pants
Activity: Make pants

5. Occupation: Make woven mats
Activity: Make woven mats

6. Occupation: Make pinatas
Activity: Make pinatas

7. Occupation: Make floral arrangements
Activity: Make floral arrangements

8. Occupation: Make hats
Activity: Make hats

9. Occupation: Make hammocks
Activity: Make hammocks

10. Occupation: Make candies, lollipop, sugar loafs to sell
Activity: Make candies, lollipop, sugar loafs to sell

11. Occupation: Repair shoes
Activity: Repair shoes

To strengthen knowledge, it is necessary that during the training you make a list of the most frequent occupations that exist in the villages and the municipalities.