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TIME SPENT IN SMALL HOUSEHOLD BUSINESSES

The Time Spent in Small Household Businesses – China measure includes 5 items from the 2015 China Economic, Population, Nutrition, and Health Survey also referred to as the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS). These items focus on the time spent working in different types of small businesses in the past year in terms of months, days, and hours. The CHNS is a multi-province survey aimed at understanding how social, economic, and governmental policies (e.g., family planning efforts) affect the health and nutrition of Chinese residents. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire here.

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Geographies Tested: China

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults, Children

Items:

Instructions: Be sure to classify each business the same way it was classified in the household questionnaire. If [respondent] works in more than one business of the same type, such as tailoring and hairdressing (both are services), add together the amount of time worked in these businesses and record the total for this type.

  • Commerce
  • Service
  • Manufacturing
  • Peddler
  • Construction
  • Other (specify:__)

1. [Asked of each business type] Did you work in this business in 2014?

Response Options:
No - 0
Yes - 1

2. In 2014, for how many months did you work in this business?

Response Options:
Two digit numeric value (if “unknown”, record as “-9”).

3. For how many days in a week, on the average, did you work?

Response Options:
Single-digit numeric value (if “unknown”, record as “9”).

4. For how many hours in a day, on the average, did you work?

Response Options:
Two digit numeric value (if “unknown”, record as “-9”).

5. During the past week, for how many hours did you work?

Response Options:
Three digit numeric value (if “unknown”, record as “-99”).

Scoring Procedures

Not Applicable

Original Citation

Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). China Economic, Population, Nutrition, and Health Survey 2015 Individual Questionnaire. https://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/china/data/questionnaires/C15Individual_Eng.pdf

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