4 Domestic employee? - Skip to chapter H
 5 Employee or laborer?
Unpaid family worker
Owner or boss
Employee or laborer
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.
G. Population information
For persons 10 years of age and older
Question 27: In this work, are (were) you?
You should formulate the question by reading slowly until the end of the question mark. Then read each of the options. When you obtain an answer, mark the corresponding circle and move to the next question.
To facilitate filling in this question, we present the following clarifications:
Self-employed worker: This is the person who has his/her own company or business, or who practices a profession or occupation on his/her own account, without having a paid employee nor depending on an employer. He/she can work with the assistance of family workers or apprentices or without their help. For example: Tailor, furniture carpenter, plumber, traveling salesman, etc.
Unpaid family worker: This is the person who works two hours or more per day or more than fifteen hours per week in the company or business of a member of his/her family, without receiving any pay for his/her work.
Employer: This is the person who is the owner and/or partner in a company or business that provides goods and/or services that contracts one or more paid workers (employees or workers) in temporary or permanent manner, without including the domestic employees. For example: factory owners, owners of mechanic shops (with employees under his/her charge), contractors for construction sites, etc.
Domestic employee [male or female]: This is the person in charge of household tasks who is paid. For example: cook, cleaning servant, salaried gardener and others.
Employee or worker: This is the person who works for a company, institution, business, or household and who depends upon an employer or boss and receives payment in currency and/or goods for the work that he/she does.
This variable refers to the status of an economically active person with respect to his or her employment -- whether the person was self-employed, or worked for someone else, either for pay or as an unpaid family worker.