811) What is your occupation, that is, what kind of work do you mainly do?
Not currently working
Professional, technical, or managerial worker
Clerical or Sales
Self-employed agricultural worker
Household, domestic, and services
Household and domestic worker
Skilled and unskilled manual
Skilled manual worker
Unskilled manual worker
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.
WKCURRJOB (V717) reports the occupation of the respondent in somewhat standardized categories. The categories included, and the degree of detail within broad categories (e.g., self-employed versus employee in agriculture, or simply agriculture), vary across samples. IPUMS-DHS employs composite coding to maximize comparability across samples (using the first digit of the codes to indicate broad job categories) without loss of detailed information (preserved in the second digit).
The category "agriculture" includes fishermen, foresters, breeders, and hunters as well as farmers.