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

Sector of employment of the first spouse [Standardized version] (TYPEWKSP_1)
File: Egypt15-HH-V2
Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 2
Decimals: 0
Range: 1-99
Valid cases: 2346 (2252.1)
Invalid: 9642 (9745)
Sector of employment (i.e. private versus public sector workers) of the (current or last held) primary job of the first spouse.
Ever-employed Active spouses aged 6+ years
Source of information
Data Dictionary & Questionnaire/Codebook
1 Government 934 862 38.3%
2 Public sector 26 26 1.2%
3 Private sector 554 580 25.8%
4 Joint/Cooperative 10 8 0.4%
5 Foreign sector 0 0 0.0%
6 Other 789 744 33.0%
99 Not stated 33 31 1.4%
Sysmiss 9642 9745
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)
Cooperative includes also employee in joint ventures.
Other include workers in national NGOs and in private households
Foreign includes workers in international NGOs
Quai public sectors are considered as public. In case there is no distinction between Government and public (the survey mixes both categories) we use the classification used in the original data.

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 99)" should normally include employed for whom the status was not identified and unemployed previously employed if status in last job is not reported.

Q511 indicates the sector of employment in the main job for those employed at the time of the survey, while Q522 indicates the sector of employment 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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