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Dominican Republic Labor Market Survey: 1980 National and 1983 Urban Sample (ICPSR 35351)

Alternate Title:   Encuesta Nacional Urbana de Mano de Obra, Mayo-Junio 1980

Principal Investigator(s): Dominican Republic National Office of Statistics

Summary:

The Dominican Republic Labor Market Survey includes information on housing characteristics and person-records for a 1980 national and 1983 urban sample. The original in-person survey was taken on household enumeration forms, with a sample included in the documentation. Data files contain 13,283 person-records in the order of the original questionnaire (provided in documentation). A household unique number can be matched to the person-records, allowing a variety of analyses. For more information on the data or for any questions about the data, please contact Pamela Paxton at ppaxton@prc.utexas.edu.

Access Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

Dataset(s)

DS1:  National Household Labor Market Survey of 1980, Dominican Republic, Urban Part, Household Characteristics - Download All Files (49.094 MB)
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DS2:  National Household Labor Market Survey of 1980, Dominican Republic, Urban Part, Housing Characteristics - Download All Files (40.882 MB)
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DS3:  Household Labor Market Survey of 1980, City of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Urban Part, Household Characteristics - Download All Files (42.368 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Dominican Republic National Office of Statistics. Dominican Republic Labor Market Survey: 1980 National and 1983 Urban Sample. ICPSR35351-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-10-10. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35351.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35351.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    employment, expenditures, food, households, housing, income distribution, labor markets, statistical data, urban areas

Geographic Coverage:    Dominican Republic, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1980 (national sample)
  • 1983 (urban sample)

Date of Collection:   

  • 1980 (national sample)
  • 1983 (urban sample)

Data Type(s):    census/enumeration data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Two of the participants in the Workshop Presentations of December 1982, Phillip Musgrove and Laurent Ross, were economists who were commissioned by the Nutrition Economics Group (NEG) within the Office of International Cooperation and Development (OICD) in response to a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Nutrition request. They were contracted to review the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic's Household Consumption Survey (1976-77) and determine the steps necessary to process and analyze the data. The two consultants also provided the Central Bank programmers and analysts with advice on how to document the dataset and gave a seminar on consumption analysis. In 1980, they assisted with the final cleaning of the data and helped install several editing and statistical packages on the Bank's computer. They helped with data analysis and advised on their use for policy purposes. This data was to be utilized in an effort to strengthen the nutrition component of the "Health Sector Project", and possibly, in the formation of a nutrition planning capability in the USAID Health Sector Project. (Information taken from http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNABD064.pdf)

Methodology

Study Design:    The original survey was taken on household enumeration forms. The data were originally recorded on cards; however, in the files which make up this dataset at the University of Texas, these cards have been eliminated to create sequential files that can be easily manipulated with the SPSS program. Two sequential filesets were created: one set for housing characteristics, and another set for person-records. Each household was given a unique number and it is possible to match up persons with households or with dwelling units. The files were also structured in such a manner as to permit levels of analysis at several different kinds of geographic levels. It is strongly suggested that each user become familiar with both the published materials and the working documents which describe these data, in addition to the Coding Manual and User's Guide. These are the following: 1. A 149-page booklet entitled 'La Situación del Empleo en la Zona Urbana en Junio de 1980 (Resultados de la Encuesta Nacional Urbana de Mano de Obra)', published in July 1982 2. A 29-chapter unpaginated collection of working papers pertaining to this survey entitled 'Encuesta Nacional Urbana de Mano de Obra, Mayo-Junio 1980', dated July 1982. This document was not formally published in the Dominican Republic, and consists of xeroxed copies of appropriate working documents used in constructing this dataset. These working documents contain highly detailed explanations of how questions were constructed, evaluated, and ultimately coded on the survey form, and go significantly beyond the previous publication in breadth and depth of meaning. It is strongly suggested that these documents be consulted before any analyses of these data are undertaken. The data file to which this document refers is the set of individual person-records gathered during the survey. The file contains 13,283 person-records arranged according to the order in which the information about them is presented in the original questionnaire.

Mode of Data Collection:    self-enumerated questionnaire

Description of Variables:    Variables include literacy and education, work hours, pay, benefits, etc.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:   2014-10-10

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