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Egypt - Household Income, Expenditure, and Consumption Survey, HIECS 2015

Occupation classification for the main job of the head [Standardized version] (OCCHD)
File: Egypt15-HH-V2
Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 3
Decimals: 0
Range: 10-999
Valid cases: 8795 (8699.6)
Invalid: 3193 (3297.6)
International Standard Occupational classification of the main (current or last held) job of the head
Ever-employed Active heads aged 6+ years
Source of information
Data Dictionary & Questionnaire/Codebook
10 Legislators, senior officials and managers 975 1014 11.7%
20 Professionals 905 931 10.7%
30 Technicians and associate professionals 886 802 9.2%
40 Clerks 284 277 3.2%
50 Service workers and shop and market sales workers 845 837 9.6%
60 Skilled agricultural and fishery workers 1777 1659 19.1%
70 Craft and related trades workers 1317 1333 15.3%
80 Plant and machine operators, and assemblers 974 997 11.5%
90 Elementary occupations 805 815 9.4%
100 Armed forces 0 0 0.0%
998 Other/unspecified 0 0 0.0%
999 Not stated 27 34 0.4%
Sysmiss 3193 3298
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
Original survey variable renamed (Ref: Data dictionary.pdf)
The lower age cut-off (and perhaps upper age cut-off) at which information is collected will vary from country to country.

Classifies the main job of any individual with a job (EMPLOYED=1) and is missing otherwise. As most surveys collected detailed information and then coded it using national classifications, and the original data is not in the data bases, no attempt has been made to correct or check the original coding.

The variable should generally cover the active sample (employed and unemployed if previously employed).

While for Unemployed never previously employed, the variable was coded missing.
Active sample reported as "not stated (code 999)" should normally include employed for whom the status was not identified and unemployed previously employed if status in last job is not reported.

Those unemployed and do not search for a job are considered inactive, hence their previous employment information, if they were ever active, is recoded missing.

Q509 indicates the occupation in the main job for those employed at the time of the survey, while Q520 indicates the occupation in the last held job for those reported as unemployed ever worked.
Ever employed individuals were identified using Q513 in the raw data, indicating if the individual has ever been employed for a period of 6 continuous months or more.

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