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.
Sector of employment (i.e. private versus public sector workers) of the (current or last held) primary job of the first spouse. This variable distinguishes between different types of public and private sector as well as other types of sectors (foreign, cooperative, ….).
Ever-employed Active spouses aged 6+ years
Source of information
Data Dictionary & Questionnaire/Codebook
Imputation and derivation
Original survey variable renamed (Ref: Data dictionary.pdf)
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.
COUNTRY SPECIFIC NOTES
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.