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Living Standards Measurement Study 2015-2016 Wave 3 – Nigeria: Labor Force Participation

The Living Standards Survey-Nigeria: Labor Force Participation measure uses 18 items from the third wave of the Nigerian General Household Survey (NGHS-3), which is a nationally representative, multi-dimensional survey conducted across Nigeria in two visits: post-planting and post-harvest seasons. This measure captures aspects around labor force participation. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.

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Geographies Tested: Nigeria

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

1. During the past 7 days, have you worked for someone who is not a member of your household, for example, an enterprise, company, the government or any other individual?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2

2. During the past 7 days, how many hours have you done wagesalaried work for pay?

Response Options:
___ hours

3. During the past 7 days, have you worked on a farm owned or rented by a member of your household, either in cultivating crops or in other farming tasks, or have you cared for livestock belonging to yourself or a member of your household?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2

4. During the past 7 days, how many hours have you done this agricultural work for the household?

Response Options:
___ hours

5. In general, are the products obtained from household agricultural production intended for sale or barter or mainly for use by the household?

Response Options:
Only for salebarter - 1
Mainly for salebarter but some for ownfamily use - 2
Mainly for ownfamily use but some for salebarter - 3
Only for ownfamily use - 4

6. During the past 7 days, have you worked on your own account or in a business enterprise belonging to you or someone in your household, for example, as a trader, shop-keeper, barber, dressmaker, carpenter or taxi driver?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2

7. During the past 7 days, how many hours have you worked in the household nonfarm enterprise?

Response Options:
___ hours

8. In general, are the products obtained from the household nonfarm enterprise intended for sale or barter or mainly for use by the household?

Response Options:
Only for salebarter - 1
Mainly for salebarter but some for ownfamily use - 2
Mainly for ownfamily use but some for salebarter - 3
Only for ownfamily use - 4

9. Have you taken any steps within the past 7 days to look for work?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2

10. What is the main reason you did not look for a job in the past 7 days?

Response Options:
Student - 1
Housewifechildcare - 2
Too oldretired - 3
Sicknessillness - 4
Disability - 5
Waiting for reply from employer - 6
Waiting for recall by employer - 7
On leave - 8
Waiting for busy season - 9

11. Were you available for work during the last 7 days?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2

12. Why were you not available for work during the last 7 days?

Response Options:
In school - 1
Busy with household duties - 2
Too young to work - 3
Too old to work - 4
Too sick to work - 5
Disabled - 6
Other (specify) - 7

13. Have you done any wagesalaried work for pay in the past 7 days?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2

14. What is your primary activity in your main wagesalaried job? (MAIN WAGESALARIED OCCUPATION IN THE LAST 7 DAYS)

Response Options:
______ [written description]

15. In what sector is this main activity?

Response Options:
Agriculture - 1
Mining - 2
Manufacturing - 3
ProfessionalScientific, Technical Activities - 4
ElectricityWaterGasWaste - 5
Construction - 6
Transportation - 7
Buying and Selling - 8
FinancialInsuranceReal est. services - 9
Personal services - 10
Education - 11
Health - 12
Public Administration - 13
Other, Specify - 14

16. Who is the employer in this job?

Response Options:
Federal gov - 1
State gov - 2
Local gov - 3
Parastatal - 4
Private sector (include paid apprentice) - 5
NGO - 6
Co-operatives - 7
International organizationdiplomatic mission - 8
Religious organization - 9
Other (specify) -11

17. Is this an apprenticeship job?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2

18. Who in your household decides on the use of these earnings?

Response Options:
List up to two members

Scoring Procedures

Not Applicable

Original Citation

National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) - Federal Government of Nigeria. (2019). Nigeria - General Household Survey, Panel 2015-2016, Wave 3. https://microdata.worldbank.org/index.php/catalog/2734/related-materials

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