Only for people 12 years or older
[Questions 20 through 23 are asked only of persons aged 20 and older]
About the main job
[This question is asked of persons who worked for an hour or more, had employment or helped with family business or farm]
24. What is the occupation or profession that [the respondent] has at this job? ____
For question 24 from Block IV, about the main occupation, you can detail the responses like in the following examples: school director, hospital director, farmer, peon farmer, construction worker, school teacher, art teacher, dental mechanic, vehicle mechanic, domestic employee, waitress, store worker, store owner, fish raiser, bank cashier, supermarket cashier, bus chauffeur, truck driver.
Technicians and associate professionals
Clerical support workers
Service and sales workers
Skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers
Craft and related trades workers
Plant and machine operators, and assemblers
NIU (not in universe)
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 24: Main occupation
_____ 24. What is the occupation or profession that [name] has in this job?
The occupation or office is the type of work that carried out the person in his/her main occupation. You must request the informant to correctly describe the name of the occupation that he/she carried out.
In order to do so, obtain the complete name of that occupation, with every detail necessary so that the nature of the work that the person carried out is clear.
Don't write generic occupations such as: peon, helper, assistant, mechanic, or professor, that by themselves do not provide details to classify the various occupations.
Below some examples of the correct and incorrect forms to gather information will be shown that will surely help you understand what is asked for:
[The left-hand side is the general but incorrect type of occupation; examples of more specific and correct identification of occupation follow to the right]
Teacher: elementary school teacher, secondary school teacher, university professor, private class professor