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.
Questions 20 to 31 are asked only of people 12 years of age or older.
Questions 24 to 29: Determine the characteristics of the people's main work
This refers to the characteristics of the main job, that to which the person habitually dedicates the most number of hours or that which generates the greatest income.
About the main job
Question 29: Place of work
29. The place where [name] works is...?
 1 within or adjacent to the dwelling (go to 30)
 2 in this canton (go to 30)
 3 in another canton. (go to 30)
_____ In which canton? (go to 30)
In which province? (go to 30)
The "place of work" is the location to which a person moves to work daily, that does not necessarily correspond to the site where the business or institution that contracted and pays him/her is located.
You can cite as an example, the case of a security official of a private company who was assigned to guard the State Bank. In this case you must note the place where the bank is located and not the security company, as this is where the official travels daily.
In order to correctly note this it is necessary to keep in mind the following answer options:
Within or adjacent to the dwelling: this corresponds to those cases in which the person carries out his/her work within the same dwelling where he/she lives, or in an establishment, premise, or farm, alongside the dwelling. This category does not include the people that carry out their activity in an establishment, premise, or farm attached to the dwelling when the dwelling does not belong to anyone in the household.
In this canton: when the person carries out his/her work mostly in the same canton where he/she currently resides.
In another canton: when the person must move to a canton distinct from that of his/her current canton in order to carry out the majority of the main job. You must note the name of the canton and mark the oval that corresponds to the province. If the informer does not exactly know the place, not any reference such as neighborhood or district, always mark the oval that corresponds to the province.
In multiple cantons: in this category classify the people that carry out their work in various cantons since they do not have a single canton in which they work. We can cite as an example the case of "the Polish," catalogue salesmen, street salesmen that move around various cantons and in general those people that are moving around to diverse parts of the country by the nature of the work.
Keep in mind that the following are not included in the category:
The drivers that have to go to an establishment for the bus, taxi, or vehicle. In the case of these people their place of work in the canton where the establishment is located.
The fishermen that work in the open sea but usually land in a specific location. For the case of these peoples their work place would be the canton from which they embark and to which they disembark.
These cases should not be considered part of this category. If a person works for a certain time in his/her home and another part outside of the home, you must note the place of work (canton) that the person considers to be the most important.
Abroad: mark this category when the person works in another country. If, for example, someone works for a company on line and the activities are developed in the home do not mark this option but rather "within or next to the dwelling."
This variable indicates the respondentÂ’s place of work in relation to his or her place of residence.