Technical plans for labour force surveys (survey design and approach)
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The survey ordinarily cover the whole country — both urban and rural areas — except when some parts are excluded by design due to reasons like inaccessibility, sparse population distribution, etc. In some cases, however, it may be necessary to cover a special section of the population, eg. Nomadic population, separately using a different type of sample design and questionnaire. The main objective of the survey will be to collect data on size and distribution of "labour force (persons working or with work and persons looking or available for work) which can be classified by social and economic variables like age, sex, education, skill, occupation, status, household size, household income, etc. Ancillary details on the activity complex, multiple work pattern, intensity of work, stability of work and characteristics of persons looking or available for work will also be collected to obtain an in-depth picture of the labour market.