0200 PAID WORK

Category Description

This category captures time the respondent spends in paid work. This includes main paid work, not at home (0207), paid work at home (0208), second job/other paid work, not at home, (0209), unpaid work to generate household income (0210), travel as a part of work (0211), work breaks (0212), other time at workplace (0213), and look for work (0214).

  • 0207 PAID WORK-MAIN JOB (NOT AT HOME)

    Category Description

    This category captures main work and work related activities - not carried out at home.

    Activity Coding Rules

    us1965, us1975, us1985, us1993, us1995, us1998, us2003, us2004, us2005, us2006, us2007, us2008, us2009, us2010, us2011, us2012, uk1995, uk2005: Main paid work that is not carried at home is included. This category uses the location code (not at home) to distinguish overall paid work activities.

    uk1975: In this sample, the category includes all at work activities.

    uk1983, uk1987: Main paid work (not at home) distinguishes normal work and other work-related activities and uses location code to identify paid work not at home.

    uk2000: Activities not coded in paid work at home, including unspecified employment, working time in main job, and unspecified activities related to employment are captured in this category.

    sp2002: This category specifies different work related activities as paid work not at home. It includes unspecified job, main job, regular work in main job, and training during the main job. This sample also includes second dwelling as the location home.

    sp2009: Main paid work (not at home) includes regular work, main or second job activity that takes place neither at own home nor second or holiday home when no mode of transport recorded.

    nl1975, nl1980, nl1985, nl1990, nl1995, nl2000, nl2005: This category includes work outside of the home, overtime, studies that take course during work time as well as sundry work related activities.

    at1992: This category includes work outside of the home and overtime.

    fr1985: This sample includes professional work (away from home) and activities such as care to corral and hen-house animals, field-work, agriculture, building maintenance, and accountancy (sales of products in markets).

    fr1998: This sample includes professional work (away from home) as well as work related to agriculture.

    fi1979: Location not at home and activity is main occupation, plant cultivation, care of livestock, or forestry. Additionally, if location "work outside home" and secondary activity is not meals, snacks and primary activity is unspecified.

  • 0208 PAID WORK AT HOME

    Category Description

    This category captures main work and work related activities- carried out at home.

    Activity Coding Rules

    us1965, us1975, us1993, us1995, us1998, us2003, us2004, us2005, us2006, us2007, us2008, us2009, us2010, us2011, us2012, nl1975, nl1980, nl1985, nl1990, nl1995, nl2000, nl2005, at1992, fr1985: Only main paid work carried out at home is included. This category uses location codes to distinguish paid work activities.

    uk1975, uk1987, uk1995, uk2005, fr1998: Paid work at home captures work activities at home activity rather than the use of location code for identification.

    uk1983: In addition to normal work and other work-related activities carried out at home, this category also adds more detailed work or housework related as paid work at home including childminding, running a catalogue, computer and non-computer use home working, computer and non computer use work brought home.

    uk1987: This category captures a series of working related activities that includes: home-working, work brought home, normal paid work carried out at home, other paid work related activity, childminding, and running a catalogue. More importantly, a second, third or even fourth job for money that is carried out at home is also included in this category.

    uk2000: This sample includes more paid work definitions as follows:

    Category examples
    Unspecified employment
    Working time in main job
    Coffee and other breaks in main job
    Working time in second job
    Unspecified activities related to employment
    Unspecified activities related to employment
    Other specified activity related to employment

    sp2002, sp2009: Paid work at home comprises of regular work, main or second job activity that takes place either at respondents own home or second/holiday home.

    Category examples
    Unspecified job
    Main job
    Regular work in main job
    Break time and coffee break
    Training during the main job
    Second job
    Regular work in second job
    Training during second job

    fi1979: Paid work at home uses the location code for home and specifies that activities are main or secondary occupation, plant cultivation, care of livestock, forestry, work other/unspecified, and other activities connected to work.

  • 0209 SECOND OR OTHER JOB NOT AT HOME

    Category Description

    This category captures main work and work related activities - carried out not at home.

    Activity Coding Rules

    us1965, us1975, us1985, us1993, us1995, us1998: These samples include all secondary jobs as well as other paid work related activities.

    us2003, us2004, us2005, us2006, us2007, us2008, us2009, us2010, us2011, us2012: For these samples, second or other job not at home includes time on main job, not at home.

    Category examples
    Teaching bat/bar mitzvah class, confirmation class, religious class
    Teaching/leading Bible study
    Reading the Bible/Torah/scriptures
    Hearing confession
    Leading a blessing, religious youth group

    uk1975, uk2000, nl1975, nl1980, nl1985, nl1990, nl1995, nl2000, nl2005: This is time spent doing a secondary or side job for money.

    uk1983: For this sample, secondary job can be second or third, even fourth job for money that is not carried out at home.

    uk1987: This sample includes second or other job not at home such as childminding, running a catalogue and other jobs for money.

    uk1995, uk2005, sp2009: This category is not available for this time period.

    sp2002: If not at home, this is time spent doing second job, regular work in second job, and training during second job.

    at1992: This sample includes time spent doing a second job or incidental job, giving professional talk outside work, scientific professional work.

    fr1985, fr1998: France includes work in a family business or other (second) job.

    fi1979: This is time spent not at home where activity is secondary occupation or other work that is unspecified.

  • 0210 UNPAID WORK TO GENERATE HOUSEHOLD INCOME

    Category Description

    This category captures time doing unpaid work that generates household income.

    Activity Coding Rules

    us1965, us1975, us1985, us1993, us1995, us1998, uk1975, uk1983, uk1995, uk2005, sp2002, sp2009, nl1975, nl1980, nl1985, nl1990, nl1995, nl2000, nl2005, at1992, fr1985, fr1998, fi1979: Unpaid word to generate household income is not possible to create for these samples.

    uk1987: This category includes other informal economic activities that generate income.

    uk2000: It is not possible to create this activity category in this survey. However, such activity may appear other activities such as clothing repair, gardening, and craft and hobbies.

    us2003, us2004, us2005, us2006, us2007, us2008, us2009, us2010, us2011, us2012: For these samples, this activity involves income-generating hobbies and crafts.

  • 0211 TRAVEL AS A PART OF WORK

    Category Description

    This category captures time respondents spent on travel that is a part of work.

    Activity Coding Rules

    us1965, us1975, us1985, uk1983, uk1995, uk2005, fi1979: Travel as a part of work is not possible to create in this time period.

    us1993, us1995, us1998, us2003, us2004, us2005, us2006, us2007, us2008, us2009, us2010, us2011, us2012, uk1975, uk1987, uk2000: This is time spent traveling as part of paid work.

    sp2002: Travel as a part of work captures several different types of travelling.

    at1992: Travel as a part of work is captured based on primary and secondary coding combinations.

    Category examples
    Travel related to main job
    Travel related with second job and the following when related to travelling,
    Unspecified job
    Main job
    Regular work in main job
    Break time and coffee break
    Training during the main job
    Second job
    Regular work in second job
    Training during second job

    sp2009: This sample includes travel as a part of regular work, main or second job that is not at own home, not at second home, and a mode of transport is recorded.

    nl1975, nl1980, nl1985, nl1990, nl1995, nl2000, nl2005: These samples have the following category examples. The 2000 and 2005 samples also include travel to work by train in addition to the examples listed here:

    Category examples
    Travel for work driving car/motor
    Travel for work passenger in car/motor
    Travel for work on moped
    Travel for work on bicycle
    Travel for work walking
    Travel for work public transport
    Travel for work by car
    Travel for work walking/bicycling


    fr1985, fr1998: This includes travel during work time. The fr1985 sample also considers fares to auxiliary work, second job.

  • 0212 WORK BREAKS

    Category Description

    This category captures that the respondent spends in breaks or relaxing time as part of the job.

    Activity Coding Rules

    us1965, us1975, us1985, us1993, us1995, us1998, us2003, us2004, us2005, us2006, us2007, us2008, us2009, us2010, us2011, us2012. uk1995, fr1985, fr1998: These samples include only activities taken place during work break.

    uk1975, uk2005: Work break is not available in this time period.

    uk1983, uk1987, uk2000: These samples include unscheduled break at work and scheduled break during meal time if time is longer than 15 minutes.

    uk2000: Time in work break captures coffee and other breaks in main job or second job.

    nl1975, nl1980, nl1985, nl1990, nl1995, nl2000, nl2005: These samples mainly include coffee/tea breaks.

    at1992: Time in work break captures coffee/tea breaks during work, as well as lunch breaks.

    fi1979: This is time spent working outside of the home where the activity is other socializing or resting.

  • 0213 OTHER TIME AT WORKPLACE

    Category Description

    Other time at the workplace is mostly defined as time spent in non-work related activities while at work. The time captured by this period is different in some study periods.

    Activity Coding Rules

    us1965, us1975, us1985, us1995, us1998, us2003, us2004, us2005, us2006, us2007, us2008, us2009, us2010, us2011, us2012, uk1975, fr1998: These samples include activities taken place during other time at workplace.

    us1993, uk1983, uk1995, uk2005: It is not possible to create this activity for this period.

    uk1987: Other time at workplace captures time arriving home, went home when respondents are not at workplace, respondents relax, potter around at workplace, as well as alcohol, smoke, and use drugs at workplace.

    uk2000: Time in this activity includes both unspecified activities related to employment, and other specified activities related to employment.

    nl1975, nl1980, nl1985, nl1990, nl1995, nl2000, nl2005: Other time at workplace is time waiting or in interruptions while at work. It also includes time spent at work before or after working time.

    at1992, fr1985, fi1979: This category uses location codes to distinguish other time at workplace.

  • 0214 LOOK FOR WORK

    Category Description

    Time looking for work broadly includes unemployment related activities including job search activities such as visits to unemployment agencies, phone calls to prospective employers, answering ads, as well as applying for or collecting unemployment benefits or applying for or collecting welfare.

    Activity Coding Rules

    us1965, uk1975, uk1995, uk2005, nl1975, nl1980, nl1985, nl1990, nl1995, nl2000, nl2005, fi1979: This activity is not possible to create for these samples.

    us1975, us1985, us1993, us1995, us1998, uk2000, us2003, us2004, us2005, us2006, us2007, us2008, us2009, us2010, us2011, us2012: This is generally time spent looking for work. Category examples for these samples include:

    Category examples
    Asking about job openings
    Asking former employers to provide references
    Auditioning for acting role (non-volunteer)
    Auditioning for band/symphony (non-volunteer)
    Checking vacancies
    Contacting employer
    Filling out job application
    Making phone calls to prospective employer
    Meeting with headhunter/temporary agency
    Picking up job application
    Placing/answering ads
    Reading ads in paper/on internet
    Researching an employer
    Researching details about a job
    Sending out resumes
    Sending resumes to employers
    Submitting applications
    Writing/updating resume
    Interviewing by phone or in person
    Preparing for interview
    Scheduling/canceling interview (for self)
    Waiting to go in for an interview
    Being searched at security checkpoint during job search
    Opening bags for security search during job search
    Passing through metal detector during job search


    uk1975: It is time spent in other job-related activities.

    uk1983: Look for work activity examples for this sample include:

    Category examples
    Job seeking paperwork at home
    (Other) Job search activities
    Job seeking activities outside home
    Job search - travel


    uk1987: For this sample, the category examples include:

    Category examples
    Job seeking paperwork at home
    Other job search activities at home
    Job search unspecified, not computer
    Signing on
    Job seeking activities outside home
    Job search travel (if no secondary activity, secondary act is coded as work-related travel)


    sp2002, sp2009, at1992, fr1985, fr1998: These samples include only job seeking directly related activity.