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People's Security Survey 2005-2006
Other Household Survey
The People's Security Survey (PSS) is a household survey conducted by the International Labour Orgnaisation's (ILO) Social Security Department (SECSOC). The survey seeks to track the seven forms of work-related security comprising decent work, as well as highlighting people's aspirations and sense of social justice. Between 2000 and 2003, these surveys were conducted in 15 countries and in 2005 these were conducted in three countries: Namibia, Mozambique and Sri Lanka. Because the survey instrument was being developed during that time, and for budgetary reasons, the samples and survey design varied. In some countries, a national representative survey was conducted; in others, representative samples were drawn only from selected regions or from urban areas only.
Insecurity is partly objective, partly subjective. To develop a strategy for reducing socio economic insecurity, it is necessary to consider both objective and subjective indicators of security. While it may be relatively easy to create objective indices of socio economic security, to create sound indicators that capture subjective elements of socio economic security, effort has to be made to find out what people in different parts of the world, from different social and demographic groups, perceive as the extent of their security or insecurity. It was with this purpose that IFPSES launched its PSS in mid 2000. The objective of the PSS is therefore to:
- Provide an improved understanding of perceived needs of people for policies and institutional support to provide them with basic security.
- Enable the creation of a Decent Work Index, which is crucial to ILO's work.
- Provide important information that can be used to flag security concerns of workers in ILO
- Reports and other documents.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Units of Analysis
Units of analysis in the survey include households and individuals
The surveys examine both objective and subjective elements of people's security. The questions probe the following:
1) The socio-economic situation of the respondent and her/his household
2) People's perceptions of insecurity and security
3) Sources of socio economic insecurity for different social and demographic groups
4) Actual knowledge with regard to policies
5) Perceptions with regard to policies relating to socio economic security
6) Coping mechanisms
social welfare policy [15.1]
social welfare systems/structures [15.2]
The survey covered the provinces of Maputo, Sofala and Nampula in Mozambique.
The lowest level of geographic aggregation covered by the data is district
The universe of the survey was household members aged 15-64.
Producers and Sponsors
International Labour Organisation (ILO)
Metadata Produced By
University of Cape Town
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document Version
Version 02 (August 2013). Edited version based on Version 01 DDI (ddi-moz-datafirst-pss-2005-2006-v1) that was done by DataFirst.