5. For persons with usual activity status codes 81 only
Were you seeking or available for work for the first time?
 1 Yes [skip to Question 12]
 2 No [skip to Question 12]
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.
5.8.0 Block 8: follow-up questions for the persons with usual activity status codes 01-93 and 96:
These question will be put in all the household members assigned any one of the usual activity status codes 01-51, 81, 91-93 and 96. As there may be more than one member of the household with any of the above usual activity status codes, provision has been made in this block to record the forthcoming answers for 5 such individuals. The follow-up questions listed in this block are in most cases self explanatory and their scope and limitations are also apparent. The probable answers to these questions are pre-coded and printed in parenthesis along with the relevant questions. The investigators will try to find out, through their investigation, what, of the many possible alternative answers, is the answer offered by the informant and record in the box spaces provided for, the appropriate code relevant to that answer. The questions and answers should, in general, refer to the period of 365 days preceding the date of survey.
5.8.1 It may be noted that the population to which the follow-up questions in block 8 are to be put in constituted of three categories which are:
persons classified as usually 'working' (usual status codes 01-51) i.e. those working for a relatively long time during the period of 365 days preceding the date of survey,
person classified as usually 'not working' (usual status codes 81-93 and 96) but categorized 'working' in the subsidiary capacity (i.e. those with code '1' in col. 3 of block 7),
person classified as usually 'not working' (usual status codes 81-93 and 96) and also categorized 'not working' even I the subsidiary capacity (i.e. those with code '2' in column 3 of block 7)
It is obvious that person covered under (i) and (ii) above will be engaged in some work during the 365 days preceding the date of survey and persons under (i) may have some sort of full engagement in gainful activities while the persons under (ii) will have only marginal engagement in gainful activities. Whichever be the case, they are the persons who may like to have some 'additional work' over the above whatever work they have during the reference period. It is of course possible that some of them, in spite of the work they are currently having, will still like to have not additional work but alternate full time work. Persons covered under (iii) who had no work during the reference period are the set of people who, in the natural course, may like to have some substantive work (not additional work). These points must be kept in mind while the relevant question on the availability for work is put to the respondent. Depending on the answer obtained, the subsequent questions should be put to the answer obtained, and the subsequent question should be put to the informant by the investigator in the manner demanded by the situation. For example, if a person under (i) (though expected to have had almost full work) says that he wants full work (not additional work), the subsequent question on the efforts made, type of work desirable etc. should relate to the substantive or full 'work' and not 'additional work'.
5.8.6 Item 5: The question- 'were you seeking or available for work for the first time?' listed against item 5- will be put to only those who have been classified as 'seeking and/or available for work' according to usual status (i.e. those with usual activity status code 81). The answer obtained will be recorded in code numbers (yes-1, no-2) against this item in the relevant box space.
This variable indicates whether the person was seeking or available for work for the first time.
Persons who did not work but were seeking and/or available for work