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HRSACTUAL2
Actual hours worked per week, categorized

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      class Hrsactual2:public Editor {

public:
    Hrsactual2(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::es2005h:
		case dataset_id::es2005i:
		case dataset_id::es2005j:
		case dataset_id::es2005k:
        case dataset_id::es2006h:
		case dataset_id::es2006i:
		case dataset_id::es2006j:
		case dataset_id::es2006k:
        case dataset_id::es2007h:
		case dataset_id::es2007i:
		case dataset_id::es2007j:
		case dataset_id::es2007k:
        case dataset_id::es2008h:
		case dataset_id::es2008i:
		case dataset_id::es2008j:
		case dataset_id::es2008k:
        case dataset_id::es2009h:
		case dataset_id::es2009i:
		case dataset_id::es2009j:
		case dataset_id::es2009k:
        case dataset_id::es2010h:
		case dataset_id::es2010i:
		case dataset_id::es2010j:
		case dataset_id::es2010k:
        case dataset_id::es2011h:
		case dataset_id::es2011i:
		case dataset_id::es2011j:
		case dataset_id::es2011k:
        case dataset_id::es2012h:
		case dataset_id::es2012i:
		case dataset_id::es2012j:
		case dataset_id::es2012k:
        case dataset_id::es2013h:
		case dataset_id::es2013i:
		case dataset_id::es2013j:
		case dataset_id::es2013k:
        case dataset_id::es2014h:
		case dataset_id::es2014i:
		case dataset_id::es2014j:
		case dataset_id::es2014k:
        case dataset_id::es2015h:
		case dataset_id::es2015i:
		case dataset_id::es2015j:
		case dataset_id::es2015k:
        case dataset_id::es2016h:
		case dataset_id::es2016i:
		case dataset_id::es2016j:
		case dataset_id::es2016k:
        case dataset_id::es2017h:
		case dataset_id::es2017i:
		case dataset_id::es2017j:
		case dataset_id::es2017k:
        case dataset_id::es2018h:
		case dataset_id::es2018i:
		case dataset_id::es2018j:
		case dataset_id::es2018k:
		case dataset_id::es2019h:
		case dataset_id::es2019i:
		case dataset_id::es2019j:
		case dataset_id::es2019k:
        {
			a = getRecodedFromEditedSource();
        }
        break;
        }


        setData(a);
    }
};

    

Description

HRSACTUAL2 indicates the actual number of hours the respondent worked per week at all jobs, categorized into intervals.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Canada
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Ghana
Greece
Honduras
Indonesia
Italy
Jamaica
Jordan
Malaysia
Mauritius
Mexico
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Pakistan
Palestine
Panama
Puerto Rico
Romania
Saint Lucia
South Africa
Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
Venezuela

Comparability — General

HRSACTUAL2 reports the actual number of hours worked during the reference week expressed into intervals. In contrast, HRSUSUAL2 reports the usual number of hours worked in a typical week. HRSWORK2 combines information available from HRSACTUAL2 and HRSUSUAL2 into a single harmonized variable.

The age of the person to whom the question applies varies across the samples, as does the specific reference week. Some samples indicate that the respondent should state the actual number of hours worked if they worked, while indicating the usual hours worked if the person was ill, on vacation, or not at work for any other reason during the reference week. These samples are included only in HRSACTUAL1 or HRSACTUAL2, but not in HURSUSUAL1 or HRSUSUAL2.

HRSACTUAL2 largely replicates the information in HRSACTUAL1. The key difference between the two variables is that HRSACTUAL2 has categorized the response into intervals (less than 15 hours, 15-29 hours, and so forth). HRSACTUAL2 also contains some additional samples.

Some samples have slightly different categorizations noted in the country comparability discussions, and some samples are top-coded at the 40 to 48 hour category (see the codes page). For samples top-coded beneath the "49 or more" interval, refer to the category availability tab to identify them or review the frequencies.

Where the underlying data were already categorized, the intervals do not always exactly match those documented in the labels for HRSACTUAL2. These are the exceptions:

1 to 14 hours
1 to 16: Trinidad and Tobago 1980-2000
15 to 29 hours
15 to 30: Venezuela 1971
15 to 34: Palestine 2017
17 to 32: Trinidad and Tobago 1980-2000
30 to 39 hours
31 to 39: Venezuela 1971
33 to 40: Trinidad and Tobago 1980-2000
35 or more: Palestine 2017
40 to 48 hours
41 to 50: Trinidad and Tobago 2000
41 or more: Trinidad and Tobago 1980-1990
49 or more hours
51 or more: Trinidad and Tobago 2000

Some samples record implausible numbers of hours. All responses above 140 hours are coded to "unknown." The original information is retained in the source variables.

Similar information to HRSACTUAL2 (not categorized) is available in HRSMAIN, which reports hours worked in the person's principal occupation. For most people this equals their total hours worked.

Comparability — Canada [top]

The 1981 through 2011 samples report actual hours worked last week, including in unpaid productive labor. The 1991 sample only includes employed persons in the universe; the other samples have persons who worked zero hours.

The Canada samples 1981-2001 are top coded at 100+ hours and Canada 2011 is top coded at 80+.

The 1971 sample reports information on usual hours worked and is integrated in HRSUSUAL2 and HRSWORK2.

Comparability — Dominican Republic [top]

The 1981 records the actual number of hours worked at all jobs. If the person did not work due to illness or other reason, but still held a job, the usual number of hours worked per week was recorded. The 1981 sample does not report the number of hours under 10 and is top coded at 60 hours.

Comparability — Ecuador [top]

For the 1990, 2001 and 2010 samples, the question asked for the number of hours the person actually worked the week before the census at their main or principal job. If they were absent from work they were to report the number of hours for the last week that they worked.

Comparability — El Salvador [top]

Both samples record the number of hours the person worked last week at all jobs. If the person was temporarily absent (worked no hours) during the week prior, the number of usual hours worked per week was recorded. For 2007, the experienced unemployed population is included with responses indicating usual hours worked per week in the previous job.

Comparability — Ghana [top]

The 2000 sample reports actual hours worked for pay, profit, or family gain 7 days before the census night. The 2000 sample is top coded at 84 hours.

Comparability — Greece [top]

The 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001, and 2011 samples ask about the actual number of hours worked the previous week at any job. There are a large number of cases with zero hours worked.

Additionally, the 2001 and 2011 samples have a different variable that indicates usual number of hours worked in a typical week which is integrated into HRSUSUAL2.

The data for Greece 1971 and 1981 are top-coded at 90+ hours. The 1991 sample is top-coded at 97+ hours, the 2001 sample at 98+ and the 2011 at 70+ hours.

Comparability — Honduras [top]

In 1988, the question asked for the number of actual number of hours the person worked during the week before the census. The data for Honduras 1988 is top-coded at 69+ hours.

Comparability — Indonesia [top]

The 1976 sample reports the hours worked at a primary occupation in the past week.

The 1980, 1985, 1990, and 1995 samples report the number of hours worked during the previous week. The samples report actual hours during the past week. Persons who had a job but were temporarily absent the week preceding the census are coded as "0" hours worked. All four samples included here, in addition to the 1976 sample, contain data on hours worked in the primary occupation, found in HRSMAIN.

Comparability — Italy [top]

The 2001 census indicate the actual number of hours worked in a primary job the previous week. Responses were top-coded at 71 hours. Furthermore, if the respondent was absent from work the previous week due to vacation, illness, or some other form of leave, they were instructed to refer to their usual hours worked. This is in contrast to the 2011 census which asked about usual hours worked and is integrated in HRSUSUAL2.

The Labor Force surveys from 2011-2019 refer to the actual number of hours at all jobs in the previous week. A separate variable indicated the usual number of hours worked and is integrated in HRSUSUAL2.

Comparability — Jamaica [top]

All samples record the hours of employment completed in the week prior to the census. The universes vary slightly across samples with respect to whether or not group quarter residents were asked to provide work-related information.

Comparability — Jordan [top]

The 2004 sample reports the number of hours worked in the previous week at all jobs.

Comparability — Malaysia [top]

The 1991 sample reports the actual number of hours work during the last 7 days.

Comparability — Mauritius [top]

The 1990-2011 samples record the actual number of hours worked by persons age 12+ at all jobs during the week before the census. In the 1990 and 2000 samples, responses indicating less than 1 hour of work are coded as "none".

Comparability — Mexico [top]

All samples report actual hours worked in the previous week. The 1990, 2000 and 2010 Mexican samples all have numerous cases with implausibly high numbers of work hours. They are included in the top-code of 140 or more hours.

The 1990, 2000 and 2010 samples code persons that had a job but were temporarily away as "0" hours worked. The 1995 sample asks for the usual number of hours worked for these persons who were temporarily away.

Comparability — Nicaragua [top]

The samples report actual hours worked in the last week that the person worked at all jobs. For persons temporarily absent from work or the experienced unemployed population, a usual number of hours worked per week is reported.

Comparability — Nigeria [top]

The 2010 sample reported hours of worked in the last week the person worked at their main and secondary job, if applicable. The question was asked to all persons age 10+ who were economically active.

Nigeria 2006-2009 samples report the number of usual hours worked and are integrated in HRSUSUAL2.

Comparability — Pakistan [top]

The sample reports the number of actual hours worked last week. If the person had a job but did not work last week, the enumerator will report "0" hours worked.

Comparability — Palestine [top]

The variable is only available for the 2017 sample, in which the data are derived from a question about employment status. The sample records the number of hours worked at all jobs during the week before the census.

The intervals provided in the 2017 sample are not entirely compatible with those listed in HRSWORK2: the sample provides intervals of 15 to 34 hours (coded to 15 to 29) and 35 hours or more (coded to 30 to 39). The original intervals are available in the corresponding unharmonized source variable.

Comparability — Panama [top]

The 1970 sample excludes self-employed persons from the universe. The samples report actual hours worked last week.

Comparability — Puerto Rico [top]

The data for 1970 report actual hours worked in the previous week at all jobs.

The 1980-2005 samples record usual hours worked per week during the previous year, and these sample are integrated instead in HRSUSUAL2.

Comparability — Romania [top]

The 2002 sample refers to the number of hours done during the census reference week at a main job. Persons who had a job but were absent from it were considered to have worked zero hours during the reference week.

Comparability — Saint Lucia [top]

Both samples report hours worked in the week preceding the census.

Comparability — South Africa [top]

The question asked for the number of hours the person actually worked the week before the census. If they were absent from work they were to report the usual number of hours they worked.

Comparability — Spain [top]

The Labor Force surveys from 2005-2019 refer to the total number of hours worked in the previous week. The source variable reports both hours and minutes worked. A separate variable indicated the usual number of hours worked is integrated in HRSUSUAL2.

Comparability — Trinidad and Tobago [top]

The census question asks about hours of work in the week prior to the census.

The 1980, 1990, and 2000 hours of work responses are provided in intervals, which are roughly approximate to those in HRSWORK2. See details in the general comparability discussion. In all samples, responses indicating less than 1 hour of work were coded to "0 hours" per week.

Comparability — United States [top]

In 1960 and 1970 the data are actual hours worked in the week prior to the census. For 1980-2010, the data record usual hours worked per week the previous year; these samples are recorded in HRSUSUAL2.

Comparability — Venezuela [top]

The meaning of the question differs among the samples. In 1971 and 2001 the question asked for the number of hours the person actually worked last week across all jobs. In 1981 the question asked for the hours the person worked last week; if the person did not work last week, the number of usual hours was reported.

The Venezuela 1971 sample has some minor differences in how it categorizes hours worked: 15 to 30 and 31 to 39 hours.

Universe

  • Canada 1981: Persons age 15+, excluding inmates
  • Canada 1991: Persons age 15+ currently employed
  • Canada 2001: Persons age 15+
  • Canada 2011: Persons age 15+
  • Dominican Republic 1981: Persons age 10+ who worked or received pay or performed unpaid work last week
  • Ecuador 1990: Persons age 8+ who were employed, unemployed, or an unpaid worker
  • Ecuador 2001: Persons that ever worked
  • Ecuador 2010: Persons age 5+ who were employed
  • El Salvador 1992: Persons age 10+ who were economically active
  • El Salvador 2007: Persons age 10+ who were economically active or experienced unemployed
  • Ghana 2000: Persons age 7+ who worked last week
  • Greece 1971: Persons age 10+ who were working or seeking work
  • Greece 1981: Persons age 10+ who were working
  • Greece 1991: Persons age 10+ who were working
  • Greece 2001: Persons age 10+ who were working
  • Greece 2011: Persons who worked last week
  • Honduras 1988: Persons age 10+ who were employed or experienced unemployed
  • Indonesia 1976: Persons age 10+ whose primary activity was work or who had another primary activity but worked one or more hours during past week
  • Indonesia 1980: Persons age 10+ who worked or were employed
  • Indonesia 1985: Persons age 10+ who worked or were employed
  • Indonesia 1990: Persons age 10+ who worked or were employed
  • Indonesia 1995: Persons age 10+ who worked or were employed
  • Italy 2001: Persons age 15+ who worked during the previous week
  • Italy 2011Q1: Persons age 15+ who were employed
  • Italy 2012Q1: Persons age 15+ who were employed
  • Italy 2013Q1: Persons age 15+ who were employed
  • Italy 2014Q1: Persons age 15+ who were employed
  • Italy 2015Q1: Persons age 15+ who were employed
  • Italy 2016Q1: Persons age 15+ who were employed
  • Italy 2017Q1: Persons age 15+ who were employed
  • Italy 2018Q1: Persons age 15+ who were employed
  • Italy 2019Q1: Persons age 15+ who were employed
  • Jamaica 1982: Persons age 14+ in private households and some group quarters who worked during the previous week
  • Jamaica 1991: Persons age 14+ in private households and some group quarters who worked during the previous week
  • Jamaica 2001: Persons age 14+ who worked at least one hour, including farming or odd jobs during the previous week
  • Jordan 2004: Persons age 15+ who worked last week
  • Malaysia 1991: Persons age 10+ who worked last week
  • Mauritius 1990: Persons age 12+
  • Mauritius 2000: Persons age 12+
  • Mauritius 2011: Persons age 12+
  • Mexico 1990: Persons age 12+ who were employed last week
  • Mexico 1995: Persons age 12+ who were employed last week
  • Mexico 2000: Persons age 12+ who were employed last week
  • Mexico 2010: Persons age 12+ who were employed last week
  • Nicaragua 1995: Persons age 10+ who were employed or experienced unemployed
  • Nicaragua 2005: Persons age 10+ who were employed or experienced unemployed
  • Nigeria 2010: Persons age 5+ who worked in the last seven days
  • Pakistan 1973: Persons age 10+ who worked last week
  • Palestine 2017: Persons age 7+
  • Panama 1970: Persons age 10+ who worked last week; not self-employed
  • Panama 1980: Persons age 10+ who worked last week; not self-employed
  • Puerto Rico 1970: Persons age 14+ who worked last week
  • Romania 2002: Persons who are employed
  • Romania 2011: Persons who worked during the previous week or experienced unemployed
  • Saint Lucia 1980: Persons age 15+ who worked last week
  • Saint Lucia 1991: Persons age 15+ who worked last week
  • South Africa 2001: Person age 10+ who are economically active
  • Spain 2005Q1: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2005Q2: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2005Q3: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2005Q4: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2006Q1: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2006Q2: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2006Q3: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2006Q4: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2007Q1: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2007Q2: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2007Q3: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2007Q4: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2008Q1: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2008Q2: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2008Q3: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2008Q4: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2009Q1: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2009Q2: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2009Q3: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2009Q4: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2010Q1: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2010Q2: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2010Q3: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2010Q4: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2011Q1: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2011Q2: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2011Q3: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2011Q4: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2012Q1: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2012Q2: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2012Q3: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2012Q4: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2013Q1: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2013Q2: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2013Q3: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2013Q4: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2014Q1: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2014Q2: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2014Q3: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2014Q4: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2015Q1: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2015Q2: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2015Q3: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2015Q4: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2016Q1: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2016Q2: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2016Q3: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2016Q4: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2017Q1: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2017Q2: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2017Q3: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2017Q4: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2018Q1: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2018Q2: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2018Q3: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2018Q4: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2019Q1: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2019Q2: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2019Q3: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Spain 2019Q4: Persons age 16+ with paid work last week
  • Trinidad and Tobago 1970: Persons aged 10+ who worked last week
  • Trinidad and Tobago 1980: Persons age 15+ who worked last week
  • Trinidad and Tobago 1990: Persons age 15+ who worked last week
  • Trinidad and Tobago 2000: Persons age 15+ who worked last week
  • United States 1960: Persons age 14+ who worked last week
  • United States 1970: Persons age 14+ who worked last week
  • Venezuela 1971: Persons who ever worked, not institutionalized or disabled
  • Venezuela 1981: Persons age 12+ who worked in the last year
  • Venezuela 2001: Persons age 10+ in the labor force

Availability

  • Canada: 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011
  • Dominican Republic: 1981
  • Ecuador: 1990, 2001, 2010
  • El Salvador: 1992, 2007
  • Ghana: 2000
  • Greece: 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011
  • Honduras: 1988
  • Indonesia: 1976, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995
  • Italy: 2001, 2011Q1, 2012Q1, 2013Q1, 2014Q1, 2015Q1, 2016Q1, 2017Q1, 2018Q1, 2019Q1
  • Jamaica: 1982, 1991, 2001
  • Jordan: 2004
  • Malaysia: 1991
  • Mauritius: 1990, 2000, 2011
  • Mexico: 1990, 1995, 2000, 2010
  • Nicaragua: 1995, 2005
  • Nigeria: 2010
  • Pakistan: 1973
  • Palestine: 2017
  • Panama: 1970, 1980
  • Puerto Rico: 1970
  • Romania: 2002, 2011
  • Saint Lucia: 1980, 1991
  • South Africa: 2001
  • Spain: 2005Q1, 2005Q2, 2005Q3, 2005Q4, 2006Q1, 2006Q2, 2006Q3, 2006Q4, 2007Q1, 2007Q2, 2007Q3, 2007Q4, 2008Q1, 2008Q2, 2008Q3, 2008Q4, 2009Q1, 2009Q2, 2009Q3, 2009Q4, 2010Q1, 2010Q2, 2010Q3, 2010Q4, 2011Q1, 2011Q2, 2011Q3, 2011Q4, 2012Q1, 2012Q2, 2012Q3, 2012Q4, 2013Q1, 2013Q2, 2013Q3, 2013Q4, 2014Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q4, 2015Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q4, 2016Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q4, 2017Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q4, 2018Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q4, 2019Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q4
  • Trinidad and Tobago: 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000
  • United States: 1960, 1970
  • Venezuela: 1971, 1981, 2001