Living Standards Measurement Study 2015-2016 Wave 3 – Nigeria: Employee Benefits

The Living Standards Survey-Nigeria: Employee Benefits measure uses 8 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 employee benefits. 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.


Geographies Tested: Nigeria

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults


1. Who is the employer in this job?

Response Options:
Federal Gov - 1
State Gov - 2
Local Gov - 3
Parastatal - 4
Private Sector (Include Paid Apprentices) - 5
NGO - 6
Co-operatives - 7
International Organization Diplomatic Mission - 8
Religious Organization - 9
Other (Specify) - 11

2. Is this an apprenticeship job?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2

3. How many people work for this employer?

Response Options:
1-5 - 1
6-10 - 2
11-20 - 3
20+ - 4

4. Are you enrolled in a pension scheme for this job?

5. Do you have a written contractagreement or letter of appointment for this job?

6. Does your employer provide health insurance coverage (either partial or full).

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2

7. During the last 12 months how many months did you work in this employment?

Response Options:
___ months

8. During these months how many weeks did you work in this employment?

Response Options:
___ weeks

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.

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