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.
Main activity status of the head during the survey period.
Heads aged 6+
Source of information
Data Dictionary & Questionnaire/Codebook
Imputation and derivation
Original survey variable recoded/renamed (Ref: Data dictionary.pdf)
Unlike LFS, the main distinction in MAS is between "employed" and "not employed."
- "Employed": refers to those who, during the reference period, experienced any employment (any type or any extent) - even just one occasional hour of paid work or irregular unpaid family work (ILO definition).
- "Not Employed": The rationale is that the individuals do not generally spend their time "being unemployed," but use the unemployment time to participate in other activities (e.g., attending school or being a housewife). Unemployment will generally be considered the primary activity only if the individual states that unemployment is his/her primary activity (e.g., unemployed and actively searching for a job) or if the individual is registered as unemployed and does not indicate significant participation in any other activity. In these cases, the individuals will be assigned their own category among the "Not Employed."
Accordingly, "Not Employed" is classified into:
- Unemployed - individuals who are not employed comprise all who are "not in employment" but "currently available to take up employment" and carry out "activities to
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