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Type Journal Article - South African Journal of Economics
Title The October Household Survey, unemployment and the informal sector: A note
Volume 67
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1999
Page numbers 143-146
The focus of this short piece is to elucidate on the questionnaire design and subsequent results obtained from the October Household Survey of 1995 (OHS95), with respect to two segments of the labour market: the unemployed and the informally employed. The paper will illustrate that in the case of the latter, the survey delivers a very poor coverage of the sector, and a baseline number that is wrong. In the case of the former however, the OHS95 has managed to design an extremely effective set of questions that ultimately provides a credible estimate of the number of unemployed.

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