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Cambodia 1998 Colombia 1985 Nepal 2011 Trinidad and Tobago 1980
Cambodia 2004 Guatemala 1964 Nigeria 2010 United States 1960
Cambodia 2008 Haiti 1982 Puerto Rico 1970 United States 1970
Cambodia 2013 Honduras 1961 Puerto Rico 1980 United States 1980
Canada 1971 Israel 1995 Puerto Rico 1990 United States 1990
Canada 1981 Jamaica 1982 Puerto Rico 2000 United States 2000
Canada 1991 Jamaica 1991 Puerto Rico 2005 United States 2005
Canada 2001 Jamaica 2001 Saint Lucia 1980 United States 2010
Colombia 1964 Mexico 1970 Saint Lucia 1991 United States 2015
Colombia 1973 Nepal 2001 Trinidad and Tobago 1970
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Cambodia 1998 — source variable KH1998A_0415 — Number of months employed
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15 Main Activity (Enter Code from list below)
Main activity during last year

Codes for Column 15 Main Activity During Last Year
1 Employed (Fill in Cols. 16 to 20)
2 Unemployed (Employed any time before - Fill in Cols. 16 to 20 for last employment)
3 Unemployed (Never employed any time before)
Inactive
4 Homemaker
5 Student
6 Dependent
7 Rent-receiver, retired or other income recipient
8 ___ Other (Specify)
(For codes 3 to 8, put dash ( - ) in Cols. 16 to 20)]


___ 16 Employment Period (No. of months employed in the last 12 months)

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Columns 15 to 20 on Economic Characteristics of Population

97. These columns relate to the economic characteristics of population both male and female. Information proposed to be collected on economic characteristics of population includes information on economically active and economically not active population. Economically active population includes those who are employed and unemployed. Economically inactive population includes home makers; full time students; dependents; rent-receivers, retired people and other categories of income recipients; and others who are neither employed nor unemployed and also do not come under any of the inactive categories mentioned. The reference period for this is the last one year.


Columns 16 to 20

99. Information in these Columns should be filled-in only for a person who is employed (Code 1 in Column 15) or unemployed (employed before) i.e. Code 2 in Column 15. For unemployed (not employed before) i.e. Code 3 in Column 15 and inactive population i.e. any Code from 4 to 8 in Column 15, no information can be furnished in Columns 16 to 20 and hence enter dash (--) in each of these Columns for these persons. Following are the instructions for filling-in Columns 16 to 20 for a person for whom Code 1 or 2 is given in Column 15. The information to be filled-in will relate to employment details of the employed person (Code 1 in Column 15). In the case of unemployed (employed before) i.e. Code 2 in Column 15, the information to be filled-in will relate to last employment held by that person.


Column 16: Employment Period

100. Give the number of months (rounded off to the nearest month) during which the respondent was employed in the last 12 months. In the case of Code 1 in Column 15, the entry in Column 16 may be 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11 or 12 if the person was employed for 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 months respectively during the last 12 months. In the case of Code 2 in Column 15, please note that you have to enter in Column 16, the number of months employed during the last 12 months only. The entry in Column 16 will be 00 if the person was not employed during the last 12 months. The entry will be 01, 02, 03, 04, or 05 if the person was employed for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 months respectively during the last 12 months.


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Cambodia 2004 — source variable KH2004A_0418 — Employment period (months)
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Form B: Household questionnaire Part 2

[19] Employment period _ _

[Question 19 asked of persons who responded codes 1 and 2 in question 18.]

Number of months employed in the last 12 months
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75. Columns 18 to 23
Information in these Columns should be filled-in only for a person who is employed (Code 1 in Column 18) or unemployed (employed before) i.e. Code 2 in Column 18. For unemployed (not employed before) i.e. Code 3 in Column 18 and inactive population i.e. any Code 4 from 4 to 8 in Column 18, no information can be furnished in Column 18 to 23 and hence enter dash (-) in each of these Columns for these persons. Following are the instructions for filling-in Column 18 to 23 for a person for whom Code 1 or 2 is given in Column 18. The information to be filled-in will relate to employment details of the employed person (Code 1 in Column 18). In the case of unemployed (employed before) i.e. Code 2 in Column 18, the information to be filled-in will relate to last employment held by that person.

76. Column 19: Employment period
Give the number of months (rounded off to the nearest month) during which the respondent was employed in the last 12 months. In the case of Code 1 in Column 18, the entry in Column 19 may be 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11 or 12 if the person was employed for 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 months respectively during the last 12 months. In the case of Code 2 in Column 18, please note that you have to enter in Column 19, the number of months employed during the last 12 months only. The entry in Column 19 will be 00 if the person was not employed during the last 12 months. The entry will be 01, 02, 03, 04, or 05 if the person was employed for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 months respectively during the last 12 months.


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Cambodia 2008 — source variable KH2008A_0420 — Months employed last year
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17. Employment period (no. of months employed in the last 12 months) _ _
[Question 17 was asked of persons who have ever worked, as per question 16.]

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Columns 16 to 21 on Economic Characteristics of Population

98. These columns relate to the economic characteristics of population both male and female. Information proposed to be collected on economic characteristics of population include information on economically active
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and economically not active population. The economically active population includes those who are employed and unemployed. The economically inactive population includes those who are mainly home makers, full-time students, dependents, rent-receivers, retired people and other categories of income recipients; and others who are neither employed or unemployed and also do not come under any of the inactive categories mentioned. The reference period for this is the one year or 12 months before the census night, that is from 4 March 2007 to 3 March 2008. This is also referred to as last year or last one year in this instruction manual.


Columns 17 to 21

100. Information in these Columns should be filled in only for a person who is employed (Code 1 in Column 16) or unemployed (employed before) (Code 2 in Column 16). For unemployed (not employed before) (Code 3 in Column 16) and mainly inactive population (any Code from 4 to 8 in Column 16), no information can be furnished in Columns 17 to 21 and hence enter dash (-) in each of these Columns for these persons. The following are the instructions for filling in Columns 17 to 21 for a person for whom Code 1 or 2 is given in Column 16. The information to be filled in will relate to employment details of the employed person (Code 1 in Column 16). In the case of unemployed (employed before) (Code 2 in Column 16), the information to be filled in will relate to last employment held by that person.


Column 17: Employment Period

101. Give the number of months (rounded off to the nearest month) during which the respondent was employed in the last 12 months. In the case of Code 1 in Column 16, the entry in Column 17 may be 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11 or 12 if the person was employed for 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 months respectively during the last 12 months. In the case of Code 2 in Column 16, please note that you have to enter in Column 17, the number of months employed during the last 12 months only. The entry in Column 17 will be 00 if the person was not employed during the last 12 months. The entry will be 01, 02, 03, 04, or 05 if the person was employed for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 respectively during the last 12 months.


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Cambodia 2013 — source variable KH2013A_0432 — Months employed in the last 12 months
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For all persons
[Questions 10 to 25 were asked of all persons]

[Question 20 to 24 were asked of persons who have ever worked, as per question 19]

20. Employment period _ _

Number of months employed in the last 12 months
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72. Column 19 to 25 on economic characteristics of population

These questions should be asked of all persons irrespective of age. These columns relate to the economic characteristics of population, both male and female. Information is proposed to be collected on economic characteristics of population. Economically active population includes those who are employed and unemployed (including those available for work or seeking work). Economically inactive population includes home makers; full time students; dependents; rent-receivers, retired people and other categories of income recipients; and others who are neither employed nor unemployed and also do not come under any of the inactive categories mentioned. The reference period for this is the one year or 12 months before the survey night, that is from 4 March 2012 to 3 March 2013. This is also referred to as last year or last one year in this instruction manual.

74. Columns 20 to 24

Information in these columns should be filled-in only for a person who is employed (Code 1 in column 19) or unemployed (employed before) i.e. Code 2 in column 19. For unemployed (not employed before) i.e. Code 3 in column 19 and inactive population i.e. any code from 4 to 8 in column 19, no information can be furnished in columns 20 to 24 and hence enter dash (-) in each of these columns for these persons. Following are the instructions for filling-in columns 20 to 24 for a person for whom code 1 or 2 is given in column 19. The information to be filled-in will relate to employment details of the employed person (Code 1 in column 19). In the case of unemployed (employed before) i.e. Code 2 in column 19, the information to be filled-in will relate to last employment held by that person.

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75. Column 20: employment period

Give the number of months (rounded off to the nearest month) during which the respondent was employed in the last 12 months. In the case of code 1 in column 19, the entry in column 20 may be 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11 or 12 if the person was employed for 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 months respectively during the last 12 months. In the case of code 2 in column 19, please note that you have to enter in column 20, the number of months employed during the last 12 months only. The entry in column 20 will be 00 if the person was not employed during the last 12 months. The entry will be 01, 02, 03, 04, or 05 if the person was employed for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 months respectively during the last 12 months.


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Canada 1971 — source variable CA1971A_0428 — Weeks worked during 1970
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[Questions 22-40 were asked of persons age 15+, per question 21.]


39. a. In how many weeks did you work during 1970?


Include weeks worked part-time, leave with pay and weeks of self-employment
[] Did not work during 1970
[] 1-13
[] 14-26
[] 27-39
[] 40-48
[] 49-52

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39.
(a) Please note that in counting weeks worked during 1970 you should:
(1) count as a week, any week in which you worked, even if you worked only for a few
hours in that week;
(2) include weeks of self-employment, weeks of paid vacation, paid sick-leave, etc.;
(3) fill the circle opposite "49-52" if you are a school-teacher or hold a similar job in which you are paid for the full year, even though you are not actually working at this job for the full year.

(b) Be sure to indicate whether these weeks reported were mainly full weeks of work or mainly weeks in which you worked only part of a week.
(1) If you worked every Saturday during the year, fill the circle opposite "49-52" in part
(a) and fill the circle opposite "Part-time" in part (b).
(2) If you worked full-time for 9 months (39 weeks) and part-time for 4 weeks, fill the circle opposite "40-48" in part (a) and opposite "Full-time" in part (b).


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Canada 1981 — source variable CA1981A_0424 — Weeks worked in 1980
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[Questions 31-46 were asked of persons age 15+, per question 30.]


45. a. In how many weeks did you work during 1980 (non including housework or other work around your home)?

Include those weeks in which you: worked full-time or part-time; were on a vacation or sick leave with pay; were self-employed.
[] None: Go to question 46.
Or
[] Weeks _ _

b. During most of those weeks, did you work full-time or part-time?
Mark one box only
[] Full-time
[] Part-time


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Canada 1991 — source variable CA1991A_0483 — Weeks worked in 1990
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STEP 10: Answer Questions 20 to 45 for each person aged 15 and over.


Note: Questions 36 to 42 refer to this person's job or business last week. If this person held no job last week, answer for the job of longest duration since January 1, 1990. If this person held more than one job last week, answer for the job at which he/she worked the most hours.


43. In how many weeks did this person work in 1990?

[] None -- go to Question 45
Or
[] Number of weeks --continue with the next question ____

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Answer Questions 20 to 45 for each person aged 15 and over, that is, for each person born before June 4, 1976.


Question 43: Weeks worked

Count as a week any week in which a person worked, even if only for a few hours.
Report 52 weeks for persons who were paid for the full year or who operated a farm, business or professional practice for the full year, even if they may have worked less than a full year (for example, a school teacher paid on a 12-month basis).
Include weeks on paid vacation but exclude weeks on leave without pay.


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Canada 2001 — source variable CA2001A_0499 — Weeks worked in 2000
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23. Answer questions 24 to 51 for each person aged 15 and over.


49. In how many weeks did this person work in 2000?

Include those weeks in which this person: was on vacation or sick leave with pay; worked full time or part time; worked for wages, salary, tips or commission; was self-employed; worked directly towards the operation of a family farm or business without formal pay arrangements.
[] None - go to Question 51
Or
[] Number of weeks ____

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Question 49 -- Weeks worked in 2000

Include any week in which persons aged 15 and over worked for pay in 2000, even if they only worked for a few hours during the entire week.
Exclude weeks on leave without pay.
Include weeks on leave with pay. (Include weeks in which training paid for by the employer was received. Include weeks of paid vacation and sick leave with pay.)
Report 52 weeks for persons who worked less than a year but who were paid on a 12-month basis, such as school teachers.
Self-employed persons
Report 52 weeks for persons who operated a farm, business or professional practice for the full year, including weeks on vacation or sick leave (paid or unpaid).


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Colombia 1964 — source variable CO1964A_0416 — Months worked
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17. Write the number of months that you have had paid employment in the year preceding the census. ____

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Column No. 17 - Time worked. - How many months did you work during the year that ended June 2? This question will be asked to all employed and unemployed persons. The number of complete months that a person worked during the year before the census date should be written down, whether full time or part time.

Special care is recommended in registering the time worked by persons whose job has not been full time. If a person supplies information about the number of days worked habitually during the week, the result of the months worked will be obtained in the following table:

Days worked in the week / Months worked
1 day = 2 months
2 day = 4 months
3 day = 6 months
4 day = 8 months
5 day = 10 months
6 day = 12 months

Vacations, sickness-related absences, or other causes; during which one receives remuneration in money or in kind, should be considered as time worked.


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Colombia 1973 — source variable CO1973A_0423 — Months of paid work
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C. Economic characteristics (For persons 10 years old or more)
[Applies to questions 14 - 19]


18. How many months did you work for pay or in a family business this year (1973)?

[] 00 Didn't work
Months worked __ __


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Section C. Economic characteristics

This section should be filled out only for persons 10 years old or older.
[Applies to questions 14 - 19]


Question No. 18. Months worked

[Below the text is a form.]

This question refers to the months worked by a person during the year 1973, from January 1 to October 24.

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A month worked is considered during which a person carried out a trade that reported earnings or worked in a family business, during 15 days of the week or more, together or in intervals.

Mark "x" in the box "did not work" when a person worked less than 15 days during this year or did not work at all.

If a person claims to have worked more than 15 days during this year write down the number of months worked. The minimum to write down is 01 and the maximum 10.

As time worked also those who correspond to vacations, temporary absence due to sickness and other causes should be considered, especially a person who had received remuneration in money and/or kind.

When the information is given in months or fractions of months, specify if the days worked were 15 or more and write the entire number of months. If a person worked less than 15 days of the month it will not count as a month worked.

In the case of persons who did not work 15 days during a single month but who from January to October worked more than 15 days, the days worked will be calculated and the months that are equal to those days will be written down.


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Colombia 1985 — source variable CO1985A_0417 — Number of months had paid work in 1985
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D. For persons ten years old or more.
[Applies to questions 42 - 45]


43. How many months was he/she occupied in paid work or a family business this year (1985)?

[] 00 Did not work
Months worked _ _


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D. For persons 10 years old or older
[Applies to questions 42 - 45]


Question No. 43 Months worked during 1985

[Below the text is a form.]

Mark "x" in box 00 if they did not work any months.

If they worked, write in the open boxes the number of months worked.

Take into account:

That they do not necessarily have to have been continuous months; for example, they could have worked the month of January and then the month of April.

That also the work of non remunerated family workers should be included, that is, persons who work in a family business without receiving remuneration.


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Guatemala 1964 — source variable GT1964A_0426 — Worked (last four weeks)
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Educational and occupational characteristics
Persons 7 years old and more
[Questions 15 to 26 are asked of persons age 7+ years old]

Occupational situation in the month before the census

19. Did the person work during the last four weeks before the census?

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
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Educational and occupational characteristics

These questions should be asked exclusively of the persons who have informed that they are seven years old or older.

Economic characteristics of the population

The questions oriented to find out which were the economic activities of the population (questions 19 to 26) will only be asked of persons who are seven years old or older. Therefore, for every child who is six years old or younger, you should make an X in the respective spaces across the columns.

Questions 19 to 26 are of great significance, and therefore we request that the enumerator pay the greatest attention possible to the instructions that are given on the following pages for filling them in.

The questions contained in this section of the form have a certain relationship to each other, and therefore, if you do not put special care in completing them, you run the risk of obtaining incompatible information that will cause enormous damage to the posterior process to which the form will be subjected.

In general, the research of the economic characteristics of the population will refer not to the day of the census, but to the month previous to the census, which will be from March 17th to April 17th, 1964.

Question 19: Did you have any work during the past four weeks before the census?

It is considered that a person who is seven years old or older worked during the past four weeks before the census, and therefore you will mark X in the small box that corresponds to box 1 in the following cases:

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a) When he or she has worked for another person, not in the family, receiving in exchange wage in money (salary, tip, commission, etc.) or in-kind (house, clothing, food, etc.) independent of the class of work;

b) When the person has worked on his her own account, either on a farm, store or industry, practicing an occupation, either having other persons under his or her orders (employer) or by himself or herself (self-employed); and

c) When the person has worked for another member of the family, either on a farm, store, workshop or office, having received payment or not, as long as he or she has worked at least six days during the month if the work is continuous.

In general, it will be considered that a person who is seven years old or older is employed during the reference period (March 17th to April 17th, 1964), when he or she has worked for at least six days of work-periods. Persons who are absent from work because of vacations, illness, layoff or strike, should be considered as employed.

On the other hand, it will be considered that a person did not work, and therefore should have an X written in the small box 2 of this question in the following cases:

a) Persons who are exclusively dedicated to household duties in their own homes and do not receive any wage for this work. When for that work a salary is received (the case of servants), it will be taken as an employed person;

b) Students who are exclusively dedicated to their studies;

c) Persons who live permanently in jails, religious institutions, mental clinics, charity institutions, even when they produce different types of articles. The persons interned in hospitals, who have a job, but who are not working because of their temporary hospitalization, are considered as employed;

d) Rentiers, pensioners, and retired persons, which means persons who receive rent from rental properties, dividends, interests, pensions or retirement funds, without any occupation; and

e) All of the persons who do not participate in any economic activity and who are not included in any of the three groups above, such as the blind, paraplegic, mentally ill person, and who are also not interned in any institution.

For the persons who answer "yes" in question 19, you should not ask question 20, passing automatically to questions 21 to 24. However, for the persons who answer "no", question 20 is mandatory.


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Guatemala 1964 — source variable GT1964A_0435 — Number of months worked last year
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Educational and occupational characteristics
Persons 7 years old and more
[Questions 15 to 26 are asked of persons age 7+ years old]

Occupational situation in the month before the census

24. Time worked: How many months did the person work in 1963?

Months ____
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Educational and occupational characteristics

These questions should be asked exclusively of the persons who have informed that they are seven years old or older.

Economic characteristics of the population

The questions oriented to find out which were the economic activities of the population (questions 19 to 26) will only be asked of persons who are seven years old or older. Therefore, for every child who is six years old or younger, you should make an X in the respective spaces across the columns.

Questions 19 to 26 are of great significance, and therefore we request that the enumerator pay the greatest attention possible to the instructions that are given on the following pages for filling them in.

The questions contained in this section of the form have a certain relationship to each other, and therefore, if you do not put special care in completing them, you run the risk of obtaining incompatible information that will cause enormous damage to the posterior process to which the form will be subjected.

In general, the research of the economic characteristics of the population will refer not to the day of the census, but to the month previous to the census, which will be from March 17th to April 17th, 1964.

Question 24: Time worked

This question should be asked of all of the persons who are seven years old or older and worked during the four weeks before the census day or who looked for a job during this same time.

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Here you should note the number of months that the person worked during the period from January 1st to December 31st, 1963. It is possible that the majority of the persons answer that all twelve months, but the enumerator will always try to verify that this is the correct answer, insisting on whether effectively he or she had a job during all of 1963.

When the person worked less than one month in the mentioned year, you should write "less than 1" in the space for months. In the rest of the cases you will write the number of complete months; this means, if the person worked 3 months and 20 days, you should note 3 months; if he or she worked 9 months and 25 days, you should note 9 months, etc. For the persons who did not work in 1963, you should place the inscription "0 months."


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Haiti 1982 — source variable HT1982A_0417 — Number of months working (last 12 months)
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D. Economic characteristics
For persons 10 years and older.
[Questions 17-21 were asked of persons 10 years of age and older.]


18. Working time: Number of months worked during the 12 months preceding the census

Number of month ____


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D) Economic characteristics
[Questions 17-21.]
Ask questions relative to the economic characteristics of people age 10 years old or more.


Question 18: Time spent working
79. The time spent working is the total time during which the person has worked during the period in question, 12 months.
Write down 12 months for the person who has regular and permanent employment even if the person has had a vacation in the middle of the 12 month period.
For the seasonal worker and the temporary worker, the enumerator will question the person concerned in order to determine the exact number of months that he worked during the period in question. He will then write down this number in the questionnaire.


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Honduras 1961 — source variable HN1961A_0411 — Number of months worked in the reference year
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Economic Characteristics

For persons 10 years of age and older
[Questions 11-19 were asked of people aged 10 years or older]

16. How much time did you work during the year?
Write the number of months or weeks. Use "M" for months and "S" for weeks.

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Economic characteristics
This section comprises questions 11 to 19 which are asked to persons aged 10 years or older.

Column number 16: How much time did you work during the year?
The enumerator should ask all those people aged 10 years or older, working or not, regardless of their employment situation, if they worked during the year. If they have worked, the enumerator should ask the amount of time employed. It is not important if the work was carried out continuously or in separate periods. The number of months or weeks worked during all of the year, from May 1st, 1960, should be recorded.

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If the number corresponds to months, the letter "M" should accompany it. If weeks, the letter "S" should accompany the number.


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Israel 1995 — source variable IL1995A_0435 — Months worked last year
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Part C: Anyone 15 years and older is requested to fill-in both pages


[Questions 14-38 were asked of people 15 years or older.]


24. Over the last 12 months, how many months did you work in all places of employment (not including military service of any kind)?

[Question 24 was asked of persons age 15+ who were not in regular military service last week, per question 21]

A month's work is any month during which you worked at least one week. Please also include those months you were on paid leave because of a holiday, birth leave or reserve duty.

[] 1. I haven't worked in Israel at all during the last 12 months; please mark X and proceed to question 37 [skip questions 25-36]
[] 2. I have worked in Israel during the entire last 12 months.
[] 3. I have worked in Israel for less than 12 months. I have worked [specify how many] months: _ _


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12. 'Work' definition

Only civilian workers in the civilian or military sector are to supply details regarding their work.
Soldiers in a regular or compulsory service answer that they are serving in the IDF but they are not asked about their work in the army.

In the census questionnaire, work is any full time or part time work for a pay, profit, or any other compensation, and work without pay of a family member in the family business or farm.

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12.1 Activities considered as Work

The following activities are considered as work in the census questionnaire:

Students, trainees
-- Work of an apprentice or a trainee -- even if he works without pay;
-- Work of a student in an agricultural school;
-- Work of trainees for a pay, in a professional course;
-- Work of a student in a Kibbutz, not done in school or as a national service;
-- Work of a Yeshiva student, 18 years and over, who teaches in the Yeshiva;
-- Work in a hospital of a student in nurses' school;
-- Work of students as tutors.


Army, air-force, navy
-- Work of a religious girl in her Service-Year (An alternative service to military service);
-- Regular service on the Borders Guard, or work as a policeman in the police;
-- Work of a civilian worker in the military forces;
-- Work of aircrew members in civilian airplanes and of seamen in civilian ships.


Private lessons, babysitter, foster family
-- Providing private lessons for a pay;
-- Babysitting for a pay;
-- Work of a caretaker or a housekeeper who get paid or get accommodation, food and pocket money;
-- Taking care of children within a foster family. If a couple takes care of the children in this arrangement and they are not employed in any other work, only one of them has to be referred to as employed while the other will be considered as unemployed.


Courses
-- People who are sent by their workplace for a general or professional course, for up to one week.


Work abroad
-- Work of an Israeli who is abroad less than a year, and is employed by an Israeli institution, factory or business;
Examples: Embassy worker, worker of Keren Kayemett LeIsrael [Jewish National Fund], a worker of a construction company who is sent abroad to work in a construction project.
-- Work of a self-employed, who is abroad less than a year, for his business in Israel.
Example: An owner of a cloths shop who travels abroad to import merchandise.


Other work
-- Work of a prisoner in prison, not for the maintenance of the prison.
-- Civilian work of a soldier in a compulsory service, whose civilian work is in addition to his military service.


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12.2 Activities not considered as work

The following different activities are not to be marked as work in the census questionnaire:

A. Work of a housewife in her house;

B. Volunteering work -- without pay;

C. Work of a student in vocational high school, as part of studying (excluding agricultural school);

D. Work of an Israeli abroad who stays there less than a year and work for non-Israeli institution, factory or business.

E. Inactive partnership in a business or factory.

F. Work of an institution resident for the maintenance of the institution. For example: Work of a prisoner in the prison's kitchen.

16. Question 24

24. In the last 12 months, in how many months did you work in Israel, in all places of work (do not include compulsory or career military service)?

[] 1 I did not work in Israel in the last 12 months. Please mark an X and go to 37
[] 2 I worked in all 12 months in Israel.
[] 3 I worked less than 12 months
I worked [in] _ _ months.

16.1 What is a working month?

A working month is considered as such even if a person worked only one week (in a full or part time job).

Also include in the count of working months the months in which a person was absent from work with pay, because of a vacation, birth vacation, reserve duty or sickness.

Also include work of an Israeli who is abroad less than a year, who works for an Israeli institution, factory or business.

16.2 How to answer

A. Those who did not work at all during the last 12 months or were in a compulsory military service, or worked abroad for a non Israeli institution, factory or business -- will mark answer 1.

B. Those worked in all last 12 months will mark answer 2.

C. Answer 3 will be marked by those who worked in less than 12 months (during the last 12 months). In addition to the X mark, they have to write the number of months they worked in.

16.3 A soldier

A soldier who is less than 12 months in the compulsory service at the time of the census, who has worked before he was recruited (during the last 12 months) -- will write the number of months he worked in and will continue to the following questions regarding work.


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Jamaica 1982 — source variable JM1982A_0432 — Number of months worked during the past 12 months
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Section 6: Economic activity
[All persons age 14 and older]


[Questions 30-31 refer to the past year]


30. Number of months worked during past 12 months: _ _

[] Not stated

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Section 6 - Economic Activity

5.47 General
Section 6 is comprised of Questions 25 to 31 and should be asked of persons 14 years and over. The main purpose of this section is to determine which individuals were in the working force of the country at some time during the week preceding Census Day. The most difficult and perhaps important of the concepts here is that of 'work.' It is essential, therefore, that Census Takers understand fully the precise definition of the term 'work' in this context and that this meaning should be made clear to respondents by the method of questioning them. The Census Taker and all persons working on the Census must, therefore, understand and remember the following carefully:

5.48 Definition of Work
Work includes:

(a) Work with Pay that is:
(i) Work for others for a wage or salary including commission or tips. Work may be done either in the employ of the Government a business organization, some private or public organization, or an individual.

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(This corresponds to Worked for Others Government or Non-Government in Question 27).
(ii) Work as trainee (such as nurses in training) or apprentice (persons at trade). (This also might be applicable at alternative 1 or 2 in Question 27).
(iii) Work for self in One's own business or farm which is run for profit or fees, but does not employ paid help. (This corresponds to Has Own Business or Farm - W/Out Paid Help at Question 27).
(iv) Running for profit or fees one's own business or farm which employs paid help. (This corresponds to Question 27 - Has Own Business or Farm - With Paid Help).


(b) Work Without Pay in a business or farm which is run for profit, that is:
(i) Work without pay in a business or farm run for profit, (usually by a relative), in cases where the individual is either supported by the owner or obtains some benefits other than cash from the running of the business (See Unpaid Worker at Question 27).
(ii) Work as an unpaid helper in a business or other organization, in cases where the respondent is learning a trade or profession in this way, with a view to engaging in work for pay (See Unpaid Worker at Question 27).


Do not include in "Working", those persons who:
(i) worked without money or pay for a relative or other person at tasks which did not contribute to the operation of a farm or of a business e.g. housework, gardening, odd jobs around the house or yard such as painting the fence, etc.
(ii) worked without pay assisting a relative or friend in his duties as an employee.
(iii) worked without pay either in cash or in kind as a volunteer worker for service organizations or church groups - such as the Red Cross, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, Society for the Blind, Operation Workshop, etc.

Note also that 'Work' must relate to work in Jamaica. It includes, however, those persons who are residing in the territory but are working on boats, ships, airplanes etc. which may operate outside of the territory, as well as travelling salesmen, consultants, etc. Also included are persons going as contract workers to the U.S.A. for a few

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months to work on farms there during the crop season. Other persons who live and work outside of the country should not be classified as having worked with respect to the time they were resident outside of the country.


5.55 Economic Activity During Past Year
Questions 30 and 31 relate to the economic activity of individuals during the twelve month period preceding the census enumeration.


5.56 Question 30 - Number of Months Worked during past 12 months

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Mark the Total Number of Months during the year for which the individual worked, according to the definition of work set out at paragraph 5.49 above, for all persons who have worked for any length of time during the past twelve months.
Ask the question this way: "How many months did you (he/she) work during the past 12 months in Jamaica?" You will need to pay particular attention to the following, however:

(a) where the individual has worked at more than one job during the year; and
(b) where the individual worked for short periods each day or week.

In the case of (a) the months worked should include all the time worked in the two or more jobs in which the individual was engaged. For the irregular work pattern identified at (b) then some estimate of the overall time worked in months must be given as the figure must relate to average to full-time work. Appendix V gives the conversions to months which are to be used for cases of irregular work patterns.

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Jamaica 1991 — source variable JM1991A_0446 — Number of months worked during past 12 months
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Section 6: Economic activity
[Persons age 14 and older]

[Go to Question 8.1 for persons younger than 14 years]


6.8. How many months did you / did [the respondent] work?

[] Fewer than 3 months
[] 3 to under 6 months
[] 6 to under 9 months
[] 9 to under 12 months
[] 12 months
[] Not stated

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Section 6 - Economic Activity

5.63 General
Section 6 is comprised of Questions 6.1 - 6.9 and should be asked of persons 14 years and over. The main purpose of this section is to determine which individuals were in the WORKING FORCE of the country at some point in time. Questions 6.1 - 6.6 and Question 6.9 relate to the week preceding the census while Questions 6.7 - 6.8 relate to the preceding twelve months. The most difficult and perhaps important of the concepts here is that of WORK. It is essential therefore that you understand fully the precise definition of the term WORK in this context and that this meaning should be made clear to respondents by the method of questioning them.

5.64 Definition of Work
(a) Work includes:
Work with pay, that is:
(i) Work for others for a wage or salary including commission or tips. Work may be done either in the employment of the government, a business organization, some private or public organization or an individual. (This corresponds to the categories - Paid Employee of Government, Private Enterprise or Private Home - Q6.3).
(ii) Work as trainee (such as nurses in training) or apprentice (persons at trade)
(iii) Work for self in one's own business (including farm) which is run for profit or fees but does not employ paid help.
(This corresponds to Own Business Without Paid Employee - Q6.3)
(iv) Work for self in one's own business (including farm) which is run for profit or fees and employs paid help.

(This corresponds to Own Business With paid Employees - Q6.3).

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(b) Work without pay in a business or farm which is run for profit, that is:
(i) Work without pay in a business or farm run for profit (usually by a relative), in cases where the individual is either supported by the owner or obtains some benefits other than cash from the running of the business (see Unpaid Worker at Q6.3).
(ii) Work as an unpaid helper in a business or other organization, in cases where the respondent is learning a trade or profession in this way, with a view to engaging in work for pay (see Unpaid Worker at Q.6.3).

Do not include in "working" those persons who:
(i) Work without money or pay for a relative or other person at tasks which did not contribute to the operation of a farm or of a business e.g. housework, gardening, odd jobs around the house or yard such as painting the fence, etc.
(ii) Work without pay assisting a relative or friend in his duties as an employee.
(iii) Work without pay either in cash or in kind as a volunteer worker for service organizations or church groups - such as the Red Cross, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, Society for the Blind, Operation Workshop, etc.

Note also that WORK must relate to work in Jamaica. It includes, however, those persons who are residing in the territory but are on boats, ships, airplanes, etc., which may operate outside of the territory, as well as travelling salesmen, consultants, etc. Also included are persons going as contract workers to the U.S.A. for a few months to work on farms there during the crop season. Other persons who live and work outside of the country should not be classified as having worked with respect to the time they were resident outside of the country.


5.71 Economic Activity During Past Twelve Months
Questions 6.7 and 6.8 relate to the economic activity of individuals during the twelve month period preceding the census enumeration, i.e. April 1991 inclusive.


5.73 Question 6.8 Number of Months Worked During Past 12 Months
For persons who at Q6.7 were classified as 'worked' record the total number of months during the year that the person worked.
You will need to pay particular attention to the following however:
(a) where the individual has worked at more than two jobs during the year;
(b) where the individual worked for short periods each day or week.
In the case of (a) the months worked should include all the time worked in the two or more jobs in which the individual was engaged.
For the irregular work pattern (b) then, some estimate of the overall time worked in months must be given as the figure must relate to average ful1-time work. Appendix V gives the conversions to months which are to be used for cases of irregular work patterns.


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Jamaica 2001 — source variable JM2001A_0470 — Number of months worked
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[Questions 4.15 - 4.18 for persons age 14 and older]


4.16 How many months did you/did [the respondent] work?

_ _
[] Not stated

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Section 4: Economic activity
[Persons age 14 and older]

5.73 General
Section 4 is comprised of Questions 4.1 through 4.20, and should be asked to persons age 14 and older. The main purpose of this section is to determine which individuals were in the working force of the country at some point in time.

This section is included in the sample coverage because it requires much more probing than should be undertaken for the short form. Economic activity in Jamaica has undergone some amount of transformation within the past two or three decades, whereby there has been a significant development of what has come to be regarded as the "Informal sector". People have in many instances moved away from the traditional jobs in the public and private sectors and have ventured into their own small scale businesses, some of which are being operated within homes.

You must pay close attention to the skip instructions at all times to ensure that you ask relevant questions. You will also need to pay close attention to the different reference periods stated. Questions 4.1 through 4.4 seek to identify the persons who worked. As we know that work means different things to different people, we try in these questions to establish clearly whether an individual worked or not within a particular week. These questions relate to the week preceding the Census date, as do Questions 4.5 through 4.13. Question 4.14 asks for a specific date. Questions 4.15 and 4.16 relate to the past twelve months, while questions 4.17 and 4.18 refer to the past 5 years. Questions 4.19 and 4.20 are relevant to persons of pensionable age and seek to determine the type of social welfare benefits or pension being received. Even if the person has never worked, he/she can be in receipt of social welfare benefits (as the beneficiary of a spouse).

It is important that the concept of work be fully understood.

Work includes:

(a) Work with pay, that is:
(i) Work for others for a wage or salary including commission or tips. Work may be done either in the employment of the government, a business organization, some private or public organization, or an individual. These correspond to the categories "Paid employee of government", "Private enterprise", or "Private home" in question Q4.6).

(ii) Work as trainee (such as nurses in training) or apprentice (persons at trade). This could also correspond to the same categories at is point (i).

(iii) Work for oneself in one's own business (including farm), which is run for profit or fees but does not employ paid help. This corresponds to "Self-employed without Employees" in question Q4.6. For example: odd job, hustling, buying and selling etc.

(iv) Work for oneself in one's own business (including farm), which is run for profit or fees and employs paid help. This corresponds to "Self-employed with employees" in question Q4.6.


(b) Work without pay in a business or farm which is run for profit that is:
(i) Work without pay in a business or farm run for profit (usually by a relative), in cases where the individual is either supported by the owner or obtains some benefits other than cash from running of business (see "Unpaid employee in agriculture" or any type of business in question Q4.6).

(ii) Work as an unpaid helper in a business or other organization, in cases where the respondent is learning a trade or profession in this way, with a view to engaging in work for pay (see "Unpaid employee in agriculture" or any type of business in question Q4.6).


Do not include as "working" those persons who:
(i) Work without money or pay for a relative or other person on tasks that did not contribute to the operation of a farm or of a business: e.g., housework, gardening, odd jobs around the house or yard, such as painting the fence, etc.

(ii) Work without pay assisting a relative or friend in his duties as an employee.

(iii) Work without pay either in cash or in kind as a volunteer worker for service Society for Blind, Operation Workshop.


Note also that "work" must relate to work in Jamaica. It includes, however, those persons who are residing in the territory but are on boats, ships, airplanes, etc., which may operate outside of the territory, as well as travelling salesmen, consultants, etc. Informal commercial importers who travel to the Cayman Islands buying and selling are to be included. Do not include the work done by persons going as contract workers to North America for a few months to work on farms there during the crop season. Other persons who live and work outside of the country should not be classified as having worked with respect to the time they were resident outside of the country.


Questions 4.15 and 4.16 relate to the economic activity of individuals during the twelve-month period preceding the enumeration (between September 10, 2000 and September 9, 2001).


5.87 Question 4.16: Number of months worked during the past 12 months

For persons who at Q4.15 were classified as "Worked", record the total number of months during the year when the person actually worked. You will need to pay particular attention to the following:

(a) when the individual worked at more than one job during the year
(b) where the individual worked for short periods each day or week.

In the case of (a), the months worked should include all the time worked in all the jobs in which the individual was engaged. For the irregular work pattern (b), some estimate of the overall time worked in months must be given, as the figure must relate to average full-time work. Refer to Appendix iv for the methodology to be utilized in the conversion to months in cases of irregular work pattern.


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Mexico 1970 — source variable MX1970A_0419 — Months worked in 1969
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For persons twelve years old or more

15. Months worked in 1969

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Months worked in 1969

Column 15

The questions for column 15 should be asked of all people 12 years old or older, even if they did not work the previous week. Remember that these questions refer to the year 1969.

Do not forget that those people who, during part or all of the year, helped a member of their family in an economic activity without receiving pay are also considered to have worked, as well as women who cared for a small business or carried out a regular economic activity.

A person who worked in 1969 should be asked: "How many months did you work during the year?" Consider all the months of 1969 in which the person carried out a job or jobs, whatever those jobs may have been.

The answer can never be more than 12 months.

Definition of job or principal employment

Columns 16, 17, and 18

Be very careful, since these three columns refer to the job or principal employment of the people who worked all or part of the year 1969, and involve "that job or employment from which they derived the greatest part or all of their income during the time that they worked in the year 1969."

In case of a difficulty in applying the previous criterion, write down the characteristics of the job or employment that the interviewee considers as principal.

The position in the job, the class of activity and the principal occupation should always refer to that job or employment that is considered principal in the year 1969.


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Nepal 2001 — source variable NP2001A_0442 — Months of economic work during last 12 months
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Questions [15 to 20] are asked to persons 10 years of age and above


16. How many months did ____ work during the last 12 months?

(Specify approx. the number of months spent in each category)

[] 1 Work done for _ _ (months)
[] 2 Extended economic activity _ _ (months)
[] 3 Work seeking _ _ (months)
[] 4. No work _ _ (months)

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Column 16: How many months did you work during the last 12 months?
(Specify approximately the number of months spent in each category)
[] 1 Economic work done
[] 2 Extended economic work
[] 3 Seeking work
[] 4 No work done


This question has two parts; in the last 12 months (reference period),
i. What works did you do?
ii. How many months did you work?

The first section "what work did you do" is related with activities in column 15. In column 15, only one activity (which was usually undertaken in the last 12 months) should be encircled for any one of the codes from "1" through "8". But a person can do different categories of activities during the reference period. Although the person might have worked most of the time in any one activity of column 15 in the last 12 months, she/he also might have worked in other categories of work for shorter periods related with column 15.

Thus types of work include both categories of work that were usually undertaken for most of the time and jobs done for shorter time periods in the last 12 months.
The time duration involved for work means the time duration contributed in each category of work during the last 12 months. However, there may be a main job and works done for shorter time periods.

As mentioned above, the work done in the last 12 months is categorized into four groups with economic perspective for the census purpose.
a. The total time duration (including duration of mostly done and work done for fewer periods) in months while undertaking economic work (any activities of codes "1", "2", and "3" of column 15) should be recorded in code "1" of column 16.

b. The total time duration in months while undertaking extended economic work (activities of codes "4" of column 15) should be recorded in code "2" of column 16.

c. The total time spent in seeking a work or job in the last 12 months (seeking job for activities of codes "1", "2", and "3" of column 15) should be recorded in code "3" of column 16.

d. Economic work not done: The total time duration spent in the activities of codes "6" and "7" of column 15 and time spent for not doing any work (code 8 of column 15) should be recorded in code "4" of column 16.


First of all, the works undertaken by the enumerated person during the last 12 months should be explored. Then the total time duration spent in each of the four categories, namely: economic work done, extended economic work done, seeking job, and work not done should be recorded separately as mentioned earlier.

The total number of months recorded in each category "1", "2", "3" and "4" should be 12 months. If the total months exceed 12 months or is less than 12 months, then it should be corrected spontaneously by asking the respondent.

Note:
1.
a. If the enumerated person has undertaken either of the activities of code 1 or 2 or 3 or all these activities of column15 fulltime during the reference period, then the total number of months should be 12 in category 1 of column 16. In other words, if any one of the codes 1, 2, or 3 of column 15 is encircled, then category 1 of column 16 should not be blank or 0. If the enumerated person did not undertake any one of these activities (codes 1 or 2 or 3 of column 15), then only 0 should be written in category 1 of column 16.

b. If code 4 of column 15 is encircled, then category 2 of column 16 should not be blank or 0. But if the enumerated person did not carry out any extended economic work during the reference period, then category 2 of column 16 should be 0.

c. If the code 5 of column 15 is encircled, then category 3 of column 16 should not be blank or 0. But if enumerated person did not undertake seeking job or work during reference period, then the category 3 of column 16 should be 0.

d. If any one of the codes 6, 7 or 8 of column 15 is encircled, then category 4 of column 16 should not be blank or 0. In category 4 of column 16, the enumerator should write the total months by summing the number of months involved in code 6 and 7 activities and the number of months being idle or not doing any economic work (code 8) of column 15.

e. In last 12 months, although the enumerated person might be involved most of time in activities, as mentioned in codes 6, 7, and 8 of column 15, the person also might undertake other economic works, as mentioned in codes 1, 2, 3 of column 15 for shorter periods. If the enumerated person has performed economic works during the reference period, the total number of months involved in economic works should be written in category 1 of column 16. Also, if the enumerated person has performed extended economic work (code 4 of column 15) for shorter periods, the total number of months involved should be written in category 2 of column 16.

f. In addition to the total months, as mentioned in above section a , b, c, the number of months for activities like economic work, extended economic work, seeking job, work not done at all of categories 1,2,3,4 of column 16 respectively ranges between 0 and 12 months. The sum of months of all categories 1, 2, 3, and 4 of column 16 should be 12 months; otherwise the number will be incorrect.

2.
a. During the reference period, if any person has worked for one hour in a day, then it is assumed to be equivalent to doing economic work of a full day. If a person has undertaken economic work for less than an hour then it is assumed to be work not done at all for that day.

b. But answer should be written in months for total time period in such a way that 30 days (including working days and not working days) is equivalent to 1 month. While deriving the months, the total number of days is divided by 30 days. If the remainder is more than or equal to 15 days, then it is assumed as one month and if the remainder is less than 15 days, it is assumed to be 0 months.

c. If the person has undertaken different activities within a month, then the activity on which most of the time was contributed should be taken into account for enumeration purpose. If the amount of time is equal in different activities, then activity by which the income or profit is more, should be taken into account. In the case if the activity on which amount of time and income are equal, then enumerator should take that activity for which the respondent gives the priority.


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Nepal 2011 — source variable NP2011A_0451 — Number of months worked in agriculture in past 12 months
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Questions are asked to persons 10 years of age and above
[Questions 22 to 26 were asked of persons 10 years or older.]

[22] What work [the respondent] usually did during the last 12 months?

[] 1 Agriculture
____ months
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Work, economic activity, economically active/inactive manpower (columns 22-26)
Five questions from columns 22-26 are related to economic and non-economic activities. Ask these questions to the people usually living in the family and aged 10 years or older.

Column 22: what works did [the respondent] do in the last 12 months and how much time did you spend for each work?

1. Agriculture / own farming: months _ _
2. Salary / wage: months _ _
3. Own business (non-agricultural): months _ _
4. Extended economic activities: months _ _
5. Job search: months _ _
6. Household works / activities: months _ _
7. Study (student): months _ _
8. Did not work: months _ _
Total: 12 months

In this questions there are two sections - In the past 12 months (reference duration) a. What works did you do? And, b. How much time did you spend for each work?

For the first section (what works did you do?), the work has been divided into seven different types of work. Even if a person has spent most of the time doing only one work in the past 12 months (12 months before the date of enumeration), he or she might have done other works also for a short time period. Hence, in the appropriated column, the works engaged (reference number 1-7) and no work (reference number 8) during the reference period (past 12 months) should be written in months. Therefore, the work refers to the work done most of the time in the past 12 months and the other works done for shorter period of time.

The time taken for each month means the duration or the total number of months taken from each work, whether it is work done most of the time or the works done for a shorter period of time.

Ask the family members aged 10 or above usually living in the family what works they did in the past 12 months and how many months did they spend for each work. Then write the duration of each work done in months. A person might have done different works in the past 12 months. Ask the work's nature as per the given seven categories and write the duration of each work in months. If a person stayed without doing any work, ask him/her how many months he/she stayed in that situation and write the response in the section of reference 8 "did not work".

The above categorization can also be divided into four sections.

1. Economic activities: 1. agriculture / own farming
1. Economic activities: 2. salary / wage
1. Economic activities: 3. own business (non-agriculture)

2. Extended economic activities: 4. extended economic activities: production of goods works done by family members for the consumption of the family. (E.g. firewood collection, fetching water, food production at home or in other places and processing it, stitching/weaving sweater, weaving of bamboo basket, straw mat, etc., are extended economic works).

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3. Job search: 5. seeking employment: the situation or duration of seeking or looking for any kind of economic activities related to the sequence number 1 above.

4. Non-economic activities: 6. household activities: unpaid service provided by family members for the consumption of the family (e.g. cooking, washing, cleaning, care work, etc.)
4. Non-economic activities: 7. study (student)
4. Non-economic activities: 8. did not work

Some persons may not have done the same work for twelve months permanently like government and NGOs personnel. In this situation, it would be easy to take the information on the works that the person has done in the following way.

- First, identify the months a person has spent to perform the economic activities [1. agriculture/own farming; 2. salary/wage; 3. own business (non-agriculture)] and confirming the months write it in the related space. If the person has spent the whole twelve months in the last one year doing an economic activity, do not ask further about the months taken for his or her extend economic activities, job seeking or household activities.

- If the person has spent less than 12 months performing an economic activity, then ask him or her whether they did extended economic activities (e.g. firewood collection, fetching water, food production at home or in other places and processing it, stitching/weaving sweater, weaving of bamboo basket, straw mat, making pickle and other processed food items etc. for household purpose). If he or she did, ask him/her about the months spent doing such works and write the months in related space.

If the total months come to be 12 months for 1. agriculture/ own farming; 2. salary/ wage; 3. own business (non-agriculture), and extended economic works the person did, there is no need to ask the months for job search, household tasks, and study the person did.

- If the total duration of the economic works and extended economic works the person performed is less than 12 months, then ask whether the person was seeking any job in leisure time and how many months were spend for job search, and write the response (i.e. the months) in related space. If the total duration of the economic works, extended economic works, and job seeking time is 12 months, then do not ask the general household task or study that the person has pursued.

- If the total period of economic works, extended economic works, and job seeking time is less than 12 months, the person must has spent rest of the time in non-economic activities (household tasks or study) or stayed without doing any work. In that condition, ask how many months the person has spent for household tasks (e.g. cooking, washing, cleaning, care work, etc. for household purposes) or study or without doing any work and write the response in related column.

Remember: The total sum of the months in these given categories must come to be 12 months.

The above stated works have been detailed as follows:
1. Agriculture/own farming - Own farming means the farming/agriculture works for which the person has invested his capital (cash/goods), labor, and risked himself the loss and profit. Such agricultural/farming works could be in his own land or rented land, but may be the case where the respondent or the members of the family work on it. If he/she worked in others' farming activities by taking wages as laborer, then, such time spent should be counted under salary/wage, not under the agriculture/own farming.

Agriculture/farming should be understood as all kinds of agricultural works. All the details below come under agriculture activity.

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Agriculture activities -

1. Works related to the production of food crops (paddy, wheat, maize, millet, etc.), cash crops (sugar cane, jute, tobacco, tea, coffee, etc.), vegetable, fruits (orange, banana, mango, jackfruit, pineapple, apple, guava, etc.), pulse crops, oil crops, and spices.

2. Works related to livestock rearing (e.g. cow, buffalo, sheep, goat, pigs, rabbit, poultry, etc.)

3. Works related to fisheries, such as constructing pond, nursery collection, food collection and conservation.

4. Works related to vegetation, such as planting trees, grass, weeding and protection, etc. Similarly, bee hiving, sericulture, horticulture, etc. are also agriculture works.

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But,

- Manufacturing industries (e.g. works which pay salary/wage by working in food producing industries, grinding mill, bamboo items production workshops, saw mill) come under salary/wage, not under agriculture/farming.

- Working in others' farm or land as wage laborer also falls under salary/wage, not under agriculture.

If the enumerated person has worked in his own agriculture/farming in the last 12 months, ask him/her how many months he has worked in agriculture/farming and write the months in number. Other members of the family might also have worked jointly in the agriculture/farming.
If the agriculture/farming works done by taking payment (cash or goods), salary, wage, specify the months of working for the person in reference 2, not in reference 1.


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Nepal 2011 — source variable NP2011A_0452 — Number of months worked for salary or wage in past 12 months
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Questions are asked to persons 10 years of age and above
[Questions 22 to 26 were asked of persons 10 years or older.]

[22] What work [the respondent] usually did during the last 12 months?

[] 2 Salary / wage
____ months
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Work, economic activity, economically active/inactive manpower (columns 22-26)
Five questions from columns 22-26 are related to economic and non-economic activities. Ask these questions to the people usually living in the family and aged 10 years or older.

Column 22: what works did [the respondent] do in the last 12 months and how much time did you spend for each work?

1. Agriculture / own farming: months _ _
2. Salary / wage: months _ _
3. Own business (non-agricultural): months _ _
4. Extended economic activities: months _ _
5. Job search: months _ _
6. Household works / activities: months _ _
7. Study (student): months _ _
8. Did not work: months _ _
Total: 12 months

In this questions there are two sections - In the past 12 months (reference duration) a. What works did you do? And, b. How much time did you spend for each work?

For the first section (what works did you do?), the work has been divided into seven different types of work. Even if a person has spent most of the time doing only one work in the past 12 months (12 months before the date of enumeration), he or she might have done other works also for a short time period. Hence, in the appropriated column, the works engaged (reference number 1-7) and no work (reference number 8) during the reference period (past 12 months) should be written in months. Therefore, the work refers to the work done most of the time in the past 12 months and the other works done for shorter period of time.

The time taken for each month means the duration or the total number of months taken from each work, whether it is work done most of the time or the works done for a shorter period of time.

Ask the family members aged 10 or above usually living in the family what works they did in the past 12 months and how many months did they spend for each work. Then write the duration of each work done in months. A person might have done different works in the past 12 months. Ask the work's nature as per the given seven categories and write the duration of each work in months. If a person stayed without doing any work, ask him/her how many months he/she stayed in that situation and write the response in the section of reference 8 "did not work".

The above categorization can also be divided into four sections.

1. Economic activities: 1. agriculture / own farming
1. Economic activities: 2. salary / wage
1. Economic activities: 3. own business (non-agriculture)

2. Extended economic activities: 4. extended economic activities: production of goods works done by family members for the consumption of the family. (E.g. firewood collection, fetching water, food production at home or in other places and processing it, stitching/weaving sweater, weaving of bamboo basket, straw mat, etc., are extended economic works).

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3. Job search: 5. seeking employment: the situation or duration of seeking or looking for any kind of economic activities related to the sequence number 1 above.

4. Non-economic activities: 6. household activities: unpaid service provided by family members for the consumption of the family (e.g. cooking, washing, cleaning, care work, etc.)
4. Non-economic activities: 7. study (student)
4. Non-economic activities: 8. did not work

Some persons may not have done the same work for twelve months permanently like government and NGOs personnel. In this situation, it would be easy to take the information on the works that the person has done in the following way.

- First, identify the months a person has spent to perform the economic activities [1. agriculture/own farming; 2. salary/wage; 3. own business (non-agriculture)] and confirming the months write it in the related space. If the person has spent the whole twelve months in the last one year doing an economic activity, do not ask further about the months taken for his or her extend economic activities, job seeking or household activities.

- If the person has spent less than 12 months performing an economic activity, then ask him or her whether they did extended economic activities (e.g. firewood collection, fetching water, food production at home or in other places and processing it, stitching/weaving sweater, weaving of bamboo basket, straw mat, making pickle and other processed food items etc. for household purpose). If he or she did, ask him/her about the months spent doing such works and write the months in related space.

If the total months come to be 12 months for 1. agriculture/ own farming; 2. salary/ wage; 3. own business (non-agriculture), and extended economic works the person did, there is no need to ask the months for job search, household tasks, and study the person did.

- If the total duration of the economic works and extended economic works the person performed is less than 12 months, then ask whether the person was seeking any job in leisure time and how many months were spend for job search, and write the response (i.e. the months) in related space. If the total duration of the economic works, extended economic works, and job seeking time is 12 months, then do not ask the general household task or study that the person has pursued.

- If the total period of economic works, extended economic works, and job seeking time is less than 12 months, the person must has spent rest of the time in non-economic activities (household tasks or study) or stayed without doing any work. In that condition, ask how many months the person has spent for household tasks (e.g. cooking, washing, cleaning, care work, etc. for household purposes) or study or without doing any work and write the response in related column.

Remember: The total sum of the months in these given categories must come to be 12 months.

2. Salary/wage: If a person spent his time working for others by taking payment, salary, or wage (either in cash, or goods, or in any other forms), ask how many months spent for such works and write the months in reference 2.

If the enumerated person has worked in a sector (government, non-government, organization, industry, domestic, farming/land, business or others) for a salary or wage, ask how many months spent and write the total months under the reference 2 of salary/wage.

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If any persons were domestic workers, such as shepherd, person for land plowing, cook, or bonded laborer in the reference time in salary/wage (either in cash or goods), ask them the total months they worked and write it under salary/wage.

Example - Bed Bahadur Magar family has four members - Bed Bahadur, his wife Dilmaya Magar, daughter Ratnmaya Magar, and domestic worker Bhadra Bahadur Pulami. Bed Bahadur worked as storekeeper in a biscuit factory for last 12 months and his wife Dilmaaya Magar worked as office assistant for cleaning in a government office. Both husband and wife received salary/wage for whole 12 months. Their daughter Ratnamaya worked in farming for six months and the rest of the time, she manages household chores. Bhadra Bahadur Pulami was hired in wages for doing all the housework and he did all kind of works.

[Example table are omitted here]


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Nepal 2011 — source variable NP2011A_0453 — Number of months worked on own non-agricultural business in past 12 months
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Questions are asked to persons 10 years of age and above
[Questions 22 to 26 were asked of persons 10 years or older.]

[22] What work [the respondent] usually did during the last 12 months?

[] 3 Own economic entrepreneur
____ months
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Work, economic activity, economically active/inactive manpower (columns 22-26)
Five questions from columns 22-26 are related to economic and non-economic activities. Ask these questions to the people usually living in the family and aged 10 years or older.

Column 22: what works did [the respondent] do in the last 12 months and how much time did you spend for each work?

1. Agriculture / own farming: months _ _
2. Salary / wage: months _ _
3. Own business (non-agricultural): months _ _
4. Extended economic activities: months _ _
5. Job search: months _ _
6. Household works / activities: months _ _
7. Study (student): months _ _
8. Did not work: months _ _
Total: 12 months

In this questions there are two sections - In the past 12 months (reference duration) a. What works did you do? And, b. How much time did you spend for each work?

For the first section (what works did you do?), the work has been divided into seven different types of work. Even if a person has spent most of the time doing only one work in the past 12 months (12 months before the date of enumeration), he or she might have done other works also for a short time period. Hence, in the appropriated column, the works engaged (reference number 1-7) and no work (reference number 8) during the reference period (past 12 months) should be written in months. Therefore, the work refers to the work done most of the time in the past 12 months and the other works done for shorter period of time.

The time taken for each month means the duration or the total number of months taken from each work, whether it is work done most of the time or the works done for a shorter period of time.

Ask the family members aged 10 or above usually living in the family what works they did in the past 12 months and how many months did they spend for each work. Then write the duration of each work done in months. A person might have done different works in the past 12 months. Ask the work's nature as per the given seven categories and write the duration of each work in months. If a person stayed without doing any work, ask him/her how many months he/she stayed in that situation and write the response in the section of reference 8 "did not work".

The above categorization can also be divided into four sections.

1. Economic activities: 1. agriculture / own farming
1. Economic activities: 2. salary / wage
1. Economic activities: 3. own business (non-agriculture)

2. Extended economic activities: 4. extended economic activities: production of goods works done by family members for the consumption of the family. (E.g. firewood collection, fetching water, food production at home or in other places and processing it, stitching/weaving sweater, weaving of bamboo basket, straw mat, etc., are extended economic works).

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3. Job search: 5. seeking employment: the situation or duration of seeking or looking for any kind of economic activities related to the sequence number 1 above.

4. Non-economic activities: 6. household activities: unpaid service provided by family members for the consumption of the family (e.g. cooking, washing, cleaning, care work, etc.)
4. Non-economic activities: 7. study (student)
4. Non-economic activities: 8. did not work

Some persons may not have done the same work for twelve months permanently like government and NGOs personnel. In this situation, it would be easy to take the information on the works that the person has done in the following way.

- First, identify the months a person has spent to perform the economic activities [1. agriculture/own farming; 2. salary/wage; 3. own business (non-agriculture)] and confirming the months write it in the related space. If the person has spent the whole twelve months in the last one year doing an economic activity, do not ask further about the months taken for his or her extend economic activities, job seeking or household activities.

- If the person has spent less than 12 months performing an economic activity, then ask him or her whether they did extended economic activities (e.g. firewood collection, fetching water, food production at home or in other places and processing it, stitching/weaving sweater, weaving of bamboo basket, straw mat, making pickle and other processed food items etc. for household purpose). If he or she did, ask him/her about the months spent doing such works and write the months in related space.

If the total months come to be 12 months for 1. agriculture/ own farming; 2. salary/ wage; 3. own business (non-agriculture), and extended economic works the person did, there is no need to ask the months for job search, household tasks, and study the person did.

- If the total duration of the economic works and extended economic works the person performed is less than 12 months, then ask whether the person was seeking any job in leisure time and how many months were spend for job search, and write the response (i.e. the months) in related space. If the total duration of the economic works, extended economic works, and job seeking time is 12 months, then do not ask the general household task or study that the person has pursued.

- If the total period of economic works, extended economic works, and job seeking time is less than 12 months, the person must has spent rest of the time in non-economic activities (household tasks or study) or stayed without doing any work. In that condition, ask how many months the person has spent for household tasks (e.g. cooking, washing, cleaning, care work, etc. for household purposes) or study or without doing any work and write the response in related column.

Remember: The total sum of the months in these given categories must come to be 12 months.

3. Own business (non-agriculture): Non-agriculture business refers all kinds of business activities led by the family, other than farming/agriculture, where goods or services should have been produced and sold. If the production was only for household purpose, it should be stated under extended economic activities. And the service for household purpose should be stated under household chores.

Here, own business (non-agriculture) means all the non-agriculture activities that a person or group of persons/members have invested their capital (cash/goods), labor, and risked their loss and profit. The business under partnership also should be stated in this section.

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If the enumerated person has worked to any non-agriculture business of his/her own, ask the total months worked and write it. If other family members also have worked in the non-agriculture business jointly, ask the total months they have worked and write it under the reference 3. However, if a person works in others' non-agriculture business by taking any kind of salary, wage or as laborer, the duration of such work should be written in months under reference "2. salary/wage", but do not write under the reference "3. own business (non-agriculture)."

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NB: - All the business (other than farming), such as food or non-food items production industry, trade, transport, construction, hotels, restaurants, etc. are non-agriculture business. Examples of non-agriculture business are presented as below.

1. Small, medium, or large-scale production industry to support the family income - e.g. jam/jelly, pickle, titaura, masyaura, bhujiya, bread, sweets, samosa, pakauda, yogurt, durukha, chhurpi, etc. or similar food or non-food production - are non-agriculture business.

2. Small, medium, or large-scale industries that produce agricultural tools or equipment (e.g. spade, hansiya, wooden plow, plowing metal plate, etc.), metal utensils or similar kind of materials are non-agriculture business.

3. Producing materials from cane, bamboo, jute, or babiyo - e.g. basket, nanglo, rope and similar other works - are non-agriculture business. Small or large industries producing sculpture, picture, and handicrafts materials are non-agriculture business.

4. Small or large industries that produce sacred scent, cotton thread, leaf bowl, candle, and similar kind of materials are non-agriculture business.

5. Small or large industries that produce and sell make-up materials - e.g. bangle, pote, dhago, tika, jewelry items - are non-agriculture business.

6. Small businesses - e.g. selling of cigarette, betel nuts, tobacco, pepper, chocolate, dried cheese etc. in nanglo, cartoon or box; Shops selling paan and betel nuts, fruits, vegetables in basket, meat selling, liquor items selling in wholesale or retail - are non-agriculture business.

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7. Stitching, weaving, cutting, and other services - making sweaters, shocks, caps, hats, globes (to receive a payment); tailoring, clothe sewing, hair dressing, restaurant and tea shop, cobblers and similar other small and large service business are non-agriculture business.

8. Works such as rickshaws pulling, thela, ox-cart, horse-cart, etc. and load carrying laborers and similar other works are non-agriculture business.

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9. The work of mason, carpenter, and wood related material production and similar other works are non-agriculture business.

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Nepal 2011 — source variable NP2011A_0454 — Number of months worked on extended economic activities in past 12 months
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Questions are asked to persons 10 years of age and above
[Questions 22 to 26 were asked of persons 10 years or older.]

[22] What work [the respondent] usually did during the last 12 months?

[] 4 Extended economic
____ months
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Work, economic activity, economically active/inactive manpower (columns 22-26)
Five questions from columns 22-26 are related to economic and non-economic activities. Ask these questions to the people usually living in the family and aged 10 years or older.

Column 22: what works did [the respondent] do in the last 12 months and how much time did you spend for each work?

1. Agriculture / own farming: months _ _
2. Salary / wage: months _ _
3. Own business (non-agricultural): months _ _
4. Extended economic activities: months _ _
5. Job search: months _ _
6. Household works / activities: months _ _
7. Study (student): months _ _
8. Did not work: months _ _
Total: 12 months

In this questions there are two sections - In the past 12 months (reference duration) a. What works did you do? And, b. How much time did you spend for each work?

For the first section (what works did you do?), the work has been divided into seven different types of work. Even if a person has spent most of the time doing only one work in the past 12 months (12 months before the date of enumeration), he or she might have done other works also for a short time period. Hence, in the appropriated column, the works engaged (reference number 1-7) and no work (reference number 8) during the reference period (past 12 months) should be written in months. Therefore, the work refers to the work done most of the time in the past 12 months and the other works done for shorter period of time.

The time taken for each month means the duration or the total number of months taken from each work, whether it is work done most of the time or the works done for a shorter period of time.

Ask the family members aged 10 or above usually living in the family what works they did in the past 12 months and how many months did they spend for each work. Then write the duration of each work done in months. A person might have done different works in the past 12 months. Ask the work's nature as per the given seven categories and write the duration of each work in months. If a person stayed without doing any work, ask him/her how many months he/she stayed in that situation and write the response in the section of reference 8 "did not work".

The above categorization can also be divided into four sections.

1. Economic activities: 1. agriculture / own farming
1. Economic activities: 2. salary / wage
1. Economic activities: 3. own business (non-agriculture)

2. Extended economic activities: 4. extended economic activities: production of goods works done by family members for the consumption of the family. (E.g. firewood collection, fetching water, food production at home or in other places and processing it, stitching/weaving sweater, weaving of bamboo basket, straw mat, etc., are extended economic works).

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3. Job search: 5. seeking employment: the situation or duration of seeking or looking for any kind of economic activities related to the sequence number 1 above.

4. Non-economic activities: 6. household activities: unpaid service provided by family members for the consumption of the family (e.g. cooking, washing, cleaning, care work, etc.)
4. Non-economic activities: 7. study (student)
4. Non-economic activities: 8. did not work

Some persons may not have done the same work for twelve months permanently like government and NGOs personnel. In this situation, it would be easy to take the information on the works that the person has done in the following way.

- First, identify the months a person has spent to perform the economic activities [1. agriculture/own farming; 2. salary/wage; 3. own business (non-agriculture)] and confirming the months write it in the related space. If the person has spent the whole twelve months in the last one year doing an economic activity, do not ask further about the months taken for his or her extend economic activities, job seeking or household activities.

- If the person has spent less than 12 months performing an economic activity, then ask him or her whether they did extended economic activities (e.g. firewood collection, fetching water, food production at home or in other places and processing it, stitching/weaving sweater, weaving of bamboo basket, straw mat, making pickle and other processed food items etc. for household purpose). If he or she did, ask him/her about the months spent doing such works and write the months in related space.

If the total months come to be 12 months for 1. agriculture/ own farming; 2. salary/ wage; 3. own business (non-agriculture), and extended economic works the person did, there is no need to ask the months for job search, household tasks, and study the person did.

- If the total duration of the economic works and extended economic works the person performed is less than 12 months, then ask whether the person was seeking any job in leisure time and how many months were spend for job search, and write the response (i.e. the months) in related space. If the total duration of the economic works, extended economic works, and job seeking time is 12 months, then do not ask the general household task or study that the person has pursued.

- If the total period of economic works, extended economic works, and job seeking time is less than 12 months, the person must has spent rest of the time in non-economic activities (household tasks or study) or stayed without doing any work. In that condition, ask how many months the person has spent for household tasks (e.g. cooking, washing, cleaning, care work, etc. for household purposes) or study or without doing any work and write the response in related column.

Remember: The total sum of the months in these given categories must come to be 12 months.

4. Extended economic activities: Extended economic activities means works done by family members for the consumption of the family. E.g. firewood collection, fetching water, food production at home or in other places and processing it or grinding, hammering in home or in mill, or stitching/weaving sweater, weaving of bamboo basket, straw mat, or making processed pickle, titaura, masyaura, etc. are extended economic works. The production for household use might not give direct economic benefit, but it helps to save by cutting expenses and it is put under extended economic activities.

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However, many people classify such works under household chores, which is wrong. Though these works are done for the purpose of household use, they produce some goods or services and for the purpose of census, these works should be considered extended economic works or activities. If any person has done such works in the last 12 months, the total estimated months spent for those works should be stated in reference 4.

NB: From the last Population Census 2058, the production activities performed by family members for the purpose of household use has been counted as economic activities. According to the System of National Accounting 1993, the production of goods and services for household use should be counted as economic goods. The people engaged in the production of such goods are considered workers and have been included in the census. Hence, the works that produces such goods have been included in the extended economic works for the purpose of population census.


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Nigeria 2010 — source variable NG2010A_0490 — Number of months worked in main employment
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Section3: Labour
Ask these questions from individuals 5 years and above

Main/primary employment

16. During the last 12 months how many months did you work in this employment?
____ Months

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Section 3: Labour

In this section, we collect information on the labor activities of men, women and children in the household. It is important not to confuse labor activities with a person's main activity. These are not the same things. A person's main activity may be to be a housewife or a student, but they may have other labor activities that should be recorded in this section. For example, a wife who has her own plots or her own small business should not be excluded from this section, even if she primarily works in domestic activities. Domestic activities are not included in this section of the questionnaire, but her other activities would be included, even though she may consider being a housewife her “job”. A child who is a student may consider themselves to be primarily a student without a job, but they may help their parents as unpaid family labor with their businesses or agricultural activities. For example, if a child works on his parent's farm or in their carpentry shop, the child's farming or carpentry activities should be included, even if the child does not receive payment directly for the work.

Respondent: This section concerns all household members aged 5 and above. You should confirm eligibility of the household members to respond to the questions. For children under 12, the parents or adult member of the household could answer on their behalf. Where some household members are absent, proceed with the interview for all those present but make the necessary arrangements to call back and continue the interview with absentee members after ascertaining the appropriate time that they would be available. If it is not possible to interview the person directly, a proxy response is possible.

Questions 16 - 18: The number of months in the last 12 months and the number of weeks during these months as well as the number of days in the last 7 days did the working respondents actually worked.


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Puerto Rico 1970 — source variable PR1970A_0436 — Weeks worked last year, intervalled
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b. How many weeks did he work in 1969, either full-time or part-time?
Count paid vacation, paid sick leave, and military service.
[] 13 weeks or less
[] 14 to 26 weeks
[] 27 to 39 weeks
[] 40 to 47 weeks
[] 48 to 49 weeks
[] 50 to 52 weeks


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Puerto Rico 1980 — source variable PR1980A_0439 — Weeks worked last year
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16. Enumerator - Mark when this person was born.
[] Born before April 1965 -- Ask questions 17 - 33. (Omit question 17 if born between April 1960 and March 1965.)
[] Born April 1965 or later -- Turn to next page for next person

[Questions 17 through 33 asked of persons aged 15 and above.]


31b. How many weeks did ____ work in 1979?

Count paid vacation, paid sick leave, and military service.

[Look at the instructions for question 22a to see what to count as work.]


____ Weeks


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Puerto Rico 1990 — source variable PR1990A_0437 — Weeks worked last year
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[Questions 17 through 34 are for individuals aged 15 and over]


32b. How many weeks did [respondent] work in 1989?
Count paid vacation, paid sick leave, and military service.

____ Weeks


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Puerto Rico 2000 — source variable PR2000A_0444 — Weeks worked last year
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[Questions 19 through 32 asked of persons aged 15 and over.]


30.b. How many weeks did this person work in 1999? Count paid vacation, paid sick leave, and military service.

_ _ Weeks


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Puerto Rico 2005 — source variable PR2005A_0444 — Weeks worked last year
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[Questions 33-34 are asked if the person last worked, even for a few days, within the past 12 months.]


33. During the past 12 months, how many weeks did this person work?

Count paid vacation, paid sick leave, and military service.
Weeks ____

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[Housing Question 17-42 should be asked only of individuals 15 and older.]


33. Refer to the instructions for question 23 to determine what [professions] count as work. Include paid vacation, paid sick leave, and military service. Count every week in which the person worked at all, even if for an hour.


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Saint Lucia 1980 — source variable LC1980A_0427 — Months worked in the pasrt 12 months
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Persons age 15 years and over [Questions 23-29]


[Questions 23-27: refer to the past year]


23. Main activity during the past 12 months

[] Worked
[] Seeking first job
[] Others seeking work
[] Wanted work and available
[] Home duties
[] Student
[] Retired
[] Disabled
[] Other
[] Not stated


24. Worker or occupational status during the past 12 months

Worked for others

[] Government
[] Private enterprises
[] Private household
[] Unpaid work


Has own business/farm

[] With paid help
[] Without paid help
[] Did not work
[] Not stated


25. Months worked during past 12 months

[] 0
[] 1
[] 2-3
[] 4-5
[] 6-7
[] 8-9
[] 10-11
[] 12
[] Not stated



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Saint Lucia 1991 — source variable LC1991A_0444 — Number of months worked last year
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Section 7. Economic activity
For persons 15 years and over
[Questions 7.1 through 7.17 were asked of all individuals over the age of 15.]


7.4 How many months did you/he/she work in the past 12 months?

[Question 7.4 was asked of persons 15 and older who ever worked during the past 12 months, per questions 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3]

Number of months

[] 0
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9
[] 10
[] 11
[] 12



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Trinidad and Tobago 1970 — source variable TT1970A_0432 — Months worked (past 12 months)
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Section VI. Economic Activity

[Questions 23-29 asked of all persons 10 years and over.]

25. Months worked during past 12 months

[] Under 2
[] 2-3
[] 4-5
[] 6-7
[] 8-9
[] 10-11
[] Full year
[] Not stated
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F. Section VI - Economic activity

One of the main purposes of this section is to determine which individuals have been in the working force of the country at any time during the 12 months preceding Census Day. It is essential that the enumerator understands the definition of the term work as given in question 2.3 and makes use of it in his interviews. Generally work done
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outside of the country is not relevant to the Census, but work done under contract on U.S. farms by residents is to be included, as also is work on ships and aircraft operating outside of the country.

57. Question 25 - Months worked during past 12 months

It must be remembered that periods spent on vacation or sick leave with pay are to be regarded as periods of work, as are also periods spent doing unpaid labour. This question must be asked of all persons aged 10 and over, including those whose main activity is something other than work, as it is possible that they could have worked for one or two months during the past 12 months. Particular attention must be paid to persons who worked for themselves, especially when this involves short periods each day. Some estimate of the overall time worked in number of months must be scored.


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Trinidad and Tobago 1980 — source variable TT1980A_0420 — Months worked in last 12 months
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Section 4 Economic Activity -- For all persons fifteen (15) years old and over

This section deals with the economic activity of all who are 15 years old and over. It relates to the past week as well as the past 12 months. Question 16 to 18 apply to those answering from [10] to [30] in Question 15.
Interviewer: Job seekers and persons wanting work must have responses to Questions 16-18.

23. Number of months worked
23(a). Did (N) [the respondent] work for any length of time during the past twelve months?

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 9 Not stated (NS)

23(b). How many months did (N) [the respondent] work during the past twelve months?

[] 0 None
[] 1 Under 2 months
[] 2 2-3 months
[] 3 4-5 months
[] 4 6-7 months
[] 5 8-9 months
[] 6 10-11 months
[] 7 Full year (FY)
[] 9 Not stated (NS)
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Section 4 - Economic Activity, questions [15] to [23]

Question 22 - Main activity during the past twelve months

The question aims at classifying persons aged fifteen years of age and over according to their main activity, that is, what they did most for six months and over during the twelve-month period preceding enumeration. It is also intended to distinguish between persons who worked [i.e. were economically active] and those who did not work [those who were not economically active].

Categories of persons who were not economically active in this context include persons who had never worked but who were seeking their first job, people engaged in home duties, full-time students and those retired or disabled. The term "did not want work" refers to those persons who were neither students, retired, pensioned, home duties, etc. but clearly did not wish to engage in economic activity. Discrete prompting should be used to elicit a reply.

It is to be noted that the term "most" referring to a period of six months and over need not be continuous.
Question 23 - Months worked during the past twelve [12] months
It must be remembered that periods spent on vacation leave, and sick leave with pay are to be regarded as periods of work, also too must periods spent performing unpaid labor. This question must be asked of all persons fifteen [15] years and over, including those whose main activity is other than work, as it is possible that they could have worked for one or two months during the past twelve [12] months while being in search of a job during the remaining period. Particular attention must be paid to persons who worked for themselves, especially when this involves short periods each day. Some estimate of the overall time worked in number of months must be ticked. It may be necessary to probe the respondent on "worked' to include temporary jobs such as "DEWD - Development of Environmental Works Department". Some persons do not regard this form of activity as work because of the temporary nature of the job.

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United States 1960 — source variable US1960A_0455 — Weeks worked last year, intervalled
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P21. When was this person born?

[] Born before April 1946


Please go on with questions P22 to P35. Answer the questions regardless of whether the person is a housewife, student, or retired person, or a part-time or full-time worker.


[] Born April 1946 or later


Please omit questions P22 to P35 and turn the page to the next person.
Space for any notes about the entries for this person.


_____


P31. How many weeks did he work in 1959, either full-time or part-time? Count paid vacation, paid sick leave, and military service as weeks worked (If exact figure not known, give best estimate)

[] 13 weeks or less
[] 14 to 26 weeks
[] 27 to 39 weeks
[] 40 to 47 weeks
[] 48 to 49 weeks
[] 50 to 52 weeks



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United States 1970 — source variable US1970A_0454 — Weeks worked last year, intervalled
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23. When was this person born?
[] Born before April 1956 - Please go on with questions 24 through 41.
[] Born April 1956 or later - Please omit questions 24 through 41 and go to the next page for the next person.

Questions 29 through 41 are for all persons born before April 1956 including housewives, students, or disabled persons as well as part-time or full-time workers.

[All]

29a. Did this person work at any time last week?

[] Yes - Fill this circle if this person did full- or part-time work. (Count part-time work such as a Saturday job, delivering papers, or helping without pay in a family business or farm; and active duty in the Armed Forces.

[] No - Fill this circle if this person did not work, or did only own housework, school work, or volunteer work. Skip to 30


[All]
39. a. Last year (1969), did this person work at all, even for a few days?

[] Yes
[] No - Skip to 41


b. How many weeks did he work in 1969, either full-time or part-time?
Count paid vacation, paid sick leave, and military service.

[] 13 weeks or less
[] 14 to 26 weeks
[] 27 to 39 weeks
[] 40 to 47 weeks
[] 48 to 49 weeks
[] 50 to 52 weeks


"Look at the instruction for question 29a to see what work means. Count every week in which he did any work at all, even for a few hours."


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United States 1980 — source variable US1980A_0458 — Weeks worked last year
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31a. Last year (1979), did this person work, even for a few days, at a paid job or in a business or farm?
[] Yes

31b. How many weeks did this person work in 1979?

Count paid vacation, paid sick leave, and military service.

[Look at the instructions for question 22a to see what to count as work.]

____ Weeks

[Count every week in which the person did any work at all, even for an hour.]


31c. During the weeks worked in 1979, how many hours did this person usually work each week?

____ Hours

[If the hours worked each week varied considerably, give the best estimate of the hours usually worked most weeks.]


[] No -- Skip to 31d



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United States 1990 — source variable US1990A_0457 — Weeks worked last year
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31a. Last year (1989), did this person work, even for a few days, at a paid job or in a business or farm?
[] Yes
[] No -- Skip to 32

[Look at the instructions for question 21a to see what to count as work.]

31b. How many weeks did this person work in 1989?
Count paid vacation, paid sick leave, and military service.

____ Weeks

[Count every week in which the person did any work at all, even for an hour.]

31c. During the weeks worked in 1989, how many hours did this person usually work each week?

____ Hours

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United States 2000 — source variable US2000A_0455 — Weeks worked last year
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18. Was this person under 15 years of age on April 1, 2000?
[] Yes [Go on to question 33]
[] No


30. b. How many weeks did this person work in 1999? Count paid vacation, paid sick leave, and military service.

_ _ Weeks



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United States 2005 — source variable US2005A_0645 — Weeks worked last year
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[Q.33-34 are asked if the person last worked, even for a few days, within the past 12 months.]

33. During the past 12 months, how many weeks did this person work?

Count paid vacation, paid sick leave, and military service.

Weeks ____

34. During the PAST 12 months, in the weeks worked, how many hours did this person usually work each week?

Usual hours worked each week ____

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United States 2010 — source variable US2010A_0442 — Weeks worked last year, intervalled
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b) How many weeks did this person work, even for a few hours, including paid vacation, paid sick leave, and military service?
[] 50 to 52 weeks
[] 48 to 49 weeks
[] 40 to 47 weeks
[] 27 to 39 weeks
[] 14 to 26 weeks
[] 13 weeks or less 40.


During the past 12 months (52 weeks), in the weeks worked, how many hours did this person usually work each week? Usual hours worked each week: _____


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United States 2015 — source variable US2015A_0441 — Weeks worked last year, intervalled
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39. a) During the past 12 months (52 weeks), did this person work 50 or more weeks?
Count paid time off as work

[] Yes [Skip to question 40]
[] No
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39a-39b. Refer to the instructions for question 29a-29b to determine what to count as work. Include paid vacation, paid sick leave, and military service. Count every week in which the person worked at all, even for an hour.