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HRSFULL
Full-time or part-time work

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Description

HRSFULL indicates whether the respondent worked full-time or part-time.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Austria
Canada
France
Germany
Iraq
Ireland
Italy
Spain
Switzerland
United Kingdom

Comparability — General

The data are broadly comparable across samples, but the precise number of hours constituting full- or part-time work varies or went unstated. The Iraq sample applies a minimum number of hours worked for part-time. The samples also differ in terms of the timeframe for the question: whether the person was usually full-time for a specified time period such as the previous year.

The 1991 United Kingdom sample excludes self-employed persons.

The Switzerland samples indicate if the person worked part-time within their primary profession, but part-time workers could have multiple jobs and therefore work a large number of hours in total.

Many samples report number of hours worked separately in HRSWORK1 and HRSWORK2.

Comparability — Austria [top]

Full-time work is defined as 32 hours or more per week on average.

Comparability — Canada [top]

Respondents were asked to report if they worked mainly part or full time in the previous year. In 1991, 2001 and 2011, the questionnaire defined full-time work as 30 or more hours; the earlier censuses did not include a definition.

Comparability — France [top]

The 1990, 2006 and 2011 census questionnaires did not define full-time employment. In 1999, the census stipulated that full- or part-time was to be determined relative to the average work time for the person's employer.

Comparability — Germany [top]

Persons must work 36 or more hours to be classified as full time.

Comparability — Iraq [top]

Full-time employment is defined as six or more hours per day. Part-time work means at least two and less than six hours per day.

Comparability — Ireland [top]

Respondents self-classified as full- or part-time workers.

Comparability — Italy [top]

The data are comparable across samples.

Comparability — Spain [top]

There are no comparability issues.

Comparability — Switzerland [top]

Part-time workers could have multiple jobs and therefore work a large number of hours in total. The unharmonized source variables categorize the number of hours worked by part-time workers. The 1970 and 2000 samples have an "unknown" category.

Comparability — United Kingdom [top]

Full-time work in both samples is 31 or more hours usually worked per week.

The 1991 data refer to work in the main job. The 1991 census did not address the question to self-employed persons, but the 2001 census included them. There is an age cap of 74 years in 2001.

Universe

  • Austria 2001: Persons age 15+ currently employed
  • Canada 1971: Persons age 15+ who worked in previous calendar year
  • Canada 1981: Persons age 15+ who worked in previous calendar year
  • Canada 1991: Persons age 15+ who worked in previous calendar year
  • Canada 2001: Persons age 15+ who worked in previous calendar year
  • Canada 2011: Persons age 15+ who worked in previous calendar year
  • France 1990: Persons age 14+ who were employed in non-military jobs
  • France 1999: Persons age 15+ who worked
  • France 2006: Actively employed persons
  • France 2011: Actively employed persons
  • Germany 1987: Persons age 15+ who were employed
  • Iraq 1997: Persons age 6+ who worked at least part-time
  • Ireland 1996: Persons age 15+ who were employed
  • Italy 2001: Persons age 15+ who were employed
  • Italy 2011: Persons age 15+ who were employed
  • Spain 2011: Persons age 16+ who were employed
  • Switzerland 1970: Persons age 15+ who were employed
  • Switzerland 1980: Persons age 15+ who were employed
  • Switzerland 1990: Persons age 15+ who were employed
  • Switzerland 2000: Persons age 15+ who were employed
  • United Kingdom 1991: Persons age 16+ in the labor market; not self-employed
  • United Kingdom 2001: Persons age 16 to 74 currently employed

Availability

  • Austria: 2001
  • Canada: 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011
  • France: 1990, 1999, 2006, 2011
  • Germany: 1987
  • India: 1999
  • Iraq: 1997
  • Ireland: 1996
  • Italy: 2001, 2011, 2011Q1, 2012Q1, 2013Q1, 2014Q1, 2015Q1, 2016Q1, 2017Q1, 2018Q1, 2019Q1, 2020Q1
  • 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, 2011, 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, 2020Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q4
  • Switzerland: 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000
  • United Kingdom: 1991, 2001