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Egypt - Labor Force Survey, LFS 2014

Main activity status of the head [Detailed version] (MASHD_D)
File: Egypt 2014-LFS HH-V1
Overview
Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 3
Decimals: 0
Range: 100-999
Valid cases: 85668
Invalid: 0
Definition
Main activity status of the head during the survey period (detailed version of coding).
Universe
Heads aged 6+
Source of information
Data Dictionary & Questionnaire/Codebook
Categories
ValueCategoryCases
100 Employed 57443 67.1%
110 Employed but temporary absent from work 0 0.0%
111 Sick leave/Ill 0 0.0%
112 Vacation/Official vacation 0 0.0%
113 Temporary stoppage of the industry 0 0.0%
114 Travel 0 0.0%
115 Strike/Curfew 0 0.0%
120 Managing own properties 0 0.0%
130 Employed but temporary unpaid 0 0.0%
131 Arranges to take up paid/self- employment activity 8 0.0%
132 Waiting for the start date of an agreed work 3 0.0%
133 Waiting to have clients 0 0.0%
134 Unpaid leave for more than one year 41 0.0%
135 Waiting to go back to previous job 0 0.0%
200 Unemployed 0 0.0%
210 Unemployed ever worked (seeking a job) 2033 2.4%
220 Unemployed never worked (seeking a job) 450 0.5%
230 Unemployed (not seeking a job) 0 0.0%
231 Awaiting a recall to a previous job (temporary laid off) 0 0.0%
232 Awaiting work applications/interviews/competitions results 0 0.0%
233 Unable to issue work permission due to political circumstanc 0 0.0%
234 Not able to seek a job due to closure/curfew 0 0.0%
235 In military service 0 0.0%
300 Homemaker (Housewife) 0 0.0%
310 Homemaker 0 0.0%
320 Housewife 8661 10.1%
400 Student 74 0.1%
500 Pensioners/retired/disabled 0 0.0%
510 Pensioners 4433 5.2%
520 Retired 0 0.0%
530 Disabled 1008 1.2%
540 Unable to work 0 0.0%
550 Old 11300 13.2%
560 Disabled/Old/Ill 6 0.0%
600 Others 104 0.1%
610 Out of labor force 0 0.0%
620 Discouraged unemployment 25 0.0%
630 Not working and not looking for a job 78 0.1%
640 Have income/revenue/means 0 0.0%
650 In prison 0 0.0%
660 In hospital 0 0.0%
670 Landlord 0 0.0%
680 Family responsibilities 1 0.0%
999 Not stated 0 0.0%
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Imputation and Derivation
Derivation
Original survey variable recoded/renamed (Ref: Data dictionary.pdf)
Others
Notes
GENERAL NOTES
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Among the employed, the variable should distinguish between those who are actually employed, those who are temporarily absent from work (by reason of absence if available), those managing their own properties and those who are engaged in a job opportunity but are temporarily unpaid.

Similarly, for the unemployed, the variable, if possible, should identify those who have worked before and those who have never worked, in addition to the unemployed who are not seeking a job, with the reason for why the individual is not looking for a job opportunity.

The code 113 indicating temporary stoppage of the industry may also indicate an activity reduction or a temporary closure, which means that the employing entity might not be working in full capacity. This might be due to a lack in the number of customers or to a shortage in demand. In both cases, this should always imply that the individual is still employed (temporarily absent) since he/she is still paid/earn income.

The reasons for which the person is identified to be a discouraged unemployed (Code 620) are reported in detail in the variable (NOTSRCH_R).

Discouraged unemployment includes those who are available and want to work but given up on searching for a job because they found no suitable employment options and/or were met with lack of success when applying.

Family responsibilities includes taking caring for children, the incapacitated or elderly.


COUNTRY SPECIFIC NOTES
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