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Migrant worker in household

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MIGWKR indicates whether any household members were migrant workers. A migrant worker was defined as "someone who is absent from home for more than a month each year to work or to seek work."

The variable was derived from a person-level question addressed to each individual.

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  • South Africa 1996: Private households


  • South Africa: 1996