Unlimited contract (including officially hired in government
Written contract for a limited duration
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.
This variable should indicate whether the individual has an explicit (written or oral) or an implicit employment contract.
Employed individuals aged 6+
Source of information
Data Dictionary & Questionnaire/Codebook
Imputation and derivation
Original survey variable recoded/renamed (Ref: Data dictionary.pdf)
- Those reported to be officially hired are permanent workers at their main job. However, no official contract should be signed between them and their employers (e.g., governmental employees).
- Employees with a written contract for a limited duration are those for whom the main job will terminate after a fixed period of time or upon completion of a certain project/task.
- Employees with verbal or oral contracts are those for whom the main job started on the basis of a spoken agreement. Oral contracts are difficult to prove and enforce.
- The individuals for whom an employment contract would not be applicable given their employment status, should be coded 200 "No contract."
-This variable is important for measuring work stability, quality and decency.
COUNTRY SPECIFIC NOTES
The original variable indicating the work status (CONTRACT_TYPE) is reported only for Waged workers. Thus, the generated variable for non waged workers is recoded "not stated".
In the case of Egypt LFS data, a written contract for an unlimited duration denotes a permanent contract, while that with a limited duration denotes a temporary contract.
The code "Unlimited contract" in the original variable include those officially hired in government / public sector.