8. How long were you seeking or available for work/additional work?
[Question 8 was asked of persons who were not seeking work, per Question 2 of Block 6 (codes 1 to 51), but were seeking or available for work/additional work, per Question 6.]
 1 Up to 1 month
 2 1-3 months
 3 3-6 months
 4 6-9 months
 5 9-12 months
 6 More than 12 months
Up to one month
More than 12 months
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'.
5.8.8 Item 7 - 11: The questions listed against these items will be asked only to these persons who answer in the affirmative to the question listed against item 6. As mentioned earlier, these questions are to be suitably put depending on the answer obtained for the question against item6 i.e. depending on whether the person wanted 'additional work' or 'work'.
5.8.10 Item 8 and 9: For persons who have answered in the affirmative to the question listed against item 6, the information on the period for which they are seeking or available for work/additional work will be ascertained and recorded against item 8 in terms of appropriate code numbers which are:
Up to 1 month - 1
1-3 months - 2
3-6 months - 3
6-9 months - 4
9-12 months - 5
More than 12 months - 6
If a person is reported to be seeking or available for work/additional work for the entire 365 days preceding the date of survey or for a period of 9 months or more up to the entire 12 months, the appropriate code to be recorded will be 5. On the other hand, if it is reported that the person has been seeking or available for work/additional work since a date prior to the period of 365 days preceding the data of survey and that effort of seeking or availability for work continued for the entire reference period, code 6 will be recorded. The information on the type of work they have been seeking or been available for will be recorded against item 9 in code numbers. Four different types of work classified below will be considered for recording entries against this item: (i) both farm work (code-1), (ii) farm work only (code-2), (iii) public works only (code-3), and (iv) non-farm work only (code-4). Any work relating to the agricultural sector (i.e. industry divisions C of NIC 1970) will be treated as from work. Work relating to any of the non-agricultural sectors (i.e. industry divisions 1-9 and X and Y of NIC 1970) will be treated as non-farm work.
Any work relating to government projects like construction of dams, roads, buildings etc. including test relief works will be treated as a 'public work'. It may be noted that 'public works' will be considered non-farm work. Hence 'both farm and non-farm work' will mean any work relating to the industry division 0-9, X and Y including 'public works' and 'non-farm work only' means the work relating to the industry division 1-9 and X and Y including 'public works' and 'non-farm work only' means the work defined as public works above.
This variable indicates how long the person was seeking or available for work or additional work.
Persons who were seeking or available for work or additional work