For persons six years old and more
[Applies to questions 46-52]
52. Main source of living
 1 From work
 2 Retirement (all kinds of pension)
 3 Scholarship
 4 Assistance
 5 Investment
 6 By the help of others
 7 By the help of social care
Retirement (all kinds of pension)
Gifts and assistance
Estate and investment
Dependency by other person
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.
52.The main source of living:
This field is filled for all household persons, the purpose of this field is to know the main source that the person gains to cover his economical demands and depending on this source to manage his living. If the main source of living of a person is from work and gets a salary, fee, commission or profit (for baseness men) indicated opposite to the word (from work). If the main source of living of a person is retirement (all kinds of pension) indicated to this phrase. If the main source of living of a person is from a scholarship either from the government or international comities or from foreign governments according to agreements indicated to the phrase (scholarship). This square is also indicated to the students that the government pays them scholarship to manage their living without paying attention to the duration of the scholarship.
If the main source of living of a person is from assistance that is paid by the government or private establishment as the assistance that is paid for the aged, orphans and the like, indicated in the word (assistance). If the person depends on his living from estates and investment as rent, rate of interest, profits and shares, etc. Indicated the word (investment).
If the person has no source of living but depends on others in running his living, indicated the phrase (by the help of others), for example the person that take care of his wife, children, his parents and they have no other source of living, indicated by the sign (x) to each one of them in the square opposite to the phrase (by the help of others).
Note: If the person has more than one source of living during the previous six months to the census day (16/10/1997), the source that forms the greatest rate from the total other sources, for example a pensioner and has a monthly pension about (1000) ID. And at the same time he has other work and earns a monthly payment about (2000) the source (from work) is counted. But if has a monthly pension about (1000) and at the same time he has a work two months before the census and earns from that work (1250) ID. Monthly, the main source of living for that person is counted (retirement).
This variable indicates the person's source of livelihood.