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Living Standards Measurement Survey - Tanzania: Labour-Unemployment

The Living Standards Measurement Survey – Tanzania: Labour-Unemployment uses 5 items from the 2014-2015 Tanzania National Panel Survey, which is a nationally representative, multi-dimensional survey conducted across Tanzania to monitor poverty dynamics and study welfare transitions. This measure captures information on unemployment. 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: Tanzania

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

  1. Was [NAME] available for work during the last 7 days?

    Response Options:
    Yes - 1
    No - 2

  2. Why was [NAME] not available for work during the last 7 days?

    Response Options:
    In school - 1
    Busy with household duties - 2
    Unable to work:
    Too young - 3
    Too old - 4
    Sick - 5
    Disabled - 6

  3. Although [NAME] did not do any work during the last 7 days, does [NAME] have a job or own farm or enterprise at which [NAME] will definitely return to work?

    Response Options:
    Yes - 1
    No - 2

  4. Has [NAME] taken any steps within the past 4 weeks to look for work?

    Response Options:
    Yes - 1
    No - 2

  5. What steps has [NAME] taken? List two most relevant.

    Response Options:
    Registered with a recruitment agency (either public, private institution or internet) - 1
    Replied to advertisements in newspapers, posters, or internet - 2
    Inquiring from persons with public or private sector job contracts - 3
    Networking with friendsrelatives - 4
    Other, specify - 5

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Original Citation

Tanzania National Panel Survey 2014-2015. (2015). Household and Individual Questionnaire.

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