6. Were you seeking or available for work/additional work? (Do not ask this question to persons with usual activity status code 81, for them record code 1)
[Question 6 was asked of persons who were not seeking work, per Question 2 of Block 6.]
 1 Yes
 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'.
5.8.7 Item 6: The question listed against this item is -- 'were you seeking or available for work/additional work?' It may be noted that the persons for whom this set of follow-up questions are meant can broadly be divided into two groups - (i) those who had some work during the reference year (i.e. persons with usual status codes 01-51 and 81-93 and 96 with some usual subsidiary gainful activity) and (ii) those who had no work during the reference year (i.e. persons with usual activity status codes 81-93 and 96 with no usual subsidiary gainful activity). It is expected that the first group, if at all willing, will normally opt for 'additional work' and to this group, therefore, the question to be put will be 'were your seeking of available for addition work?' To the second group, naturally, the question 'whether they were seeking of available for work' will be asked. Demanding on the answer obtained, the entry will be made against this item in terms of the code number '1' for 'yes' and '2' for 'no'. For persons categorized 'seeking and/or available for work' according to usual status (i.e. persons with status code 81, the question need not be asked again). For them code = 1 will simply be recorded.
This variable indicates whether the person was seeking or available for work or additional work.
All persons except for beggars, prostitutes, the disabled, or people who were too young or too old to work