I_B. Work, Retirement & Pension

I_B. Work, Retirement & Pension of LASI 2017-2019

Label Type Description
WE001 Question Now, I am going to ask you some questions about your work and employment. Have you ever worked for at least 3 months during your lifetime? Work includes agricultural work, wage work, self-employed activities, and unpaid family business work. Work also includes all kinds of labor, excluding doing your own housework, whether you earn wages or not.
WE002 Question [Ask only if WE001=1] At what age (or which year) did you start working (or farming), excluding working after school or during school breaks while you were a primary or middle school student? Age ___ OR Year___
WE003 Question [Ask only if WE001=2]What is the main reason for you not to have worked in your lifetime?
WE004 Question Are you currently working?
WE005 Question [Ask if WE001=1 and WE004 =2] Why did you stop working? Would any of the following apply to you?
WE006 Question [Ask if DM003=2 and DM021<6 and WE001 =1] Did you work before your marriage, after your marriage, or both?
WE007 Question [Ask only if WE001=1]Have you ever stopped working for one year or more at a time due to reasons of family, health, education, economic recession, natural disasters, etc.?
WE008 Question [Ask only if WE007=1] What was the main reason for this interruption?
WE012 Question First, do you engage in agricultural work, including cropping, forestry, livestock, and fishery?
WE012a Question [Ask only if WE012=1]Are you working for your own (in your name) or your family's farm/fishery/forestry, or are you working for another persons farm/fishery/forestry?
WE012b Question [Ask only if WE012a>1] Are you paid with cash and/or in-kind?
WE013 Question Are you self-employed? Or do you own a non-agricultural business?
WE013a Question [Ask only if WE013=1What is the nature of your self-employment? Are you an own account worker (i.e., self-employed without employees), or a non- agricultural business owner?
WE014 Question Do you receive any wages or salaries from full-time or part-time employment?
WE014a Question [Ask only if WE014=1] Do you have full-time employment?
WE014b Question [Ask only if WE014a=2] What kind of job is it: part-time, contract-based, temporary or seasonal?
WE015 Question Do you help out your family members non-agricultural business?
WE015a Question [Ask only if WE015=1] Are you paid with cash and/or in-kind?
WE016 Question [Ask only if R reported multiple work types; that is, R works in own farm/fishery/forestry (own/familyWE012a=1 or 2); works as agriculture laborer (WE012a=3); non-agricultural self-employment (WE013=1); and, salaried work/employment (WE014=1); paid family work (WE015a¡4)]. What is your main job? Main job is defined as the paid job at which you work the longest hours.
WE017 Question How many side jobs do you currently have in addition to the main job? [Enter 0 if none] Number of side jobs: _____ [Soft check: <=10]
WE018 Question Main job: ______ hours per week [Hard check: >168]
WE019 Question [Ask only if WE017>0] Side job: ______ hours per week [Hard check: >= number of hours reported in WE018]
WE020 Question Main job: ____ Rs [Soft check: <=100 /Day, <=700/Week, <=3000/Month] Per: Day/Week/Month/Year (annually)
WE021 Question [Ask only if WE017>0] side job(s): _____ Rs [Soft check: <=100 /Day, <=700/Week, <=3000/Month] Per: Day/Week/Month/Year (annually) [Characteristics of Main Job]
WE022 Question I would like to ask a few additional questions about your current main job. Can you describe the place where you mainly work?
WE023 Question What kind of business or industry is it¡Xthat is, what do they make or do at the place where you work? Please specify.
WE024 Question How long have you been working on this main job, for how many months/years? [Instruction for the Interviewer: If the work is being reported in number of days, i.e. worked for less than 1 month then enter 0 in number of months, and if the work is reported as 1 year 4 months then enter 16 months in number of months box.] Number of years__________ [Hard check: >Rs current age] OR Number of months_________
WE025 Question Do you work the same number of hours nearly every week for the weeks you work, or do the hours you work vary a lot from week to week?
WE026 Question How many months in a year do you usually work on this job? Total number of work months ________ [Hard check: >12]
WE027 Question What is your occupation? Please specify.
WE028A Question My job requires a lot of physical effort
WE028B Question My job requires lifting heavy loads
WE028C Question My job requires stooping, kneeling, or crouching
WE028D Question My job requires good eyesight
WE028E Question My job requires intense concentration or attention
WE028F Question My job requires skill in dealing with other people
WE028G Question My job requires me to be around burning material, exhaust, or smoke (excluding car exhaust)
WE028H Question My job requires me to be close to chemicals/pesticides/herbicides
WE028I Question My job requires me to be close to noxious odor
WE101 Question For what type of employer do you work?
WE102 Question Approximately how many people work at the location (office/work place) where you work? _____ Persons
WE103 Question [Ask only if R does not give direct answer to WE102]Would it be less than 6, 6 and above but less than 10, 10 and above but less than 20, 20 and above, not known?
WE104 Question Do you have any documentary evidence for your employment, such as an appointment letter, salary slip, id card, etc.?
WE105 Question How much longer do you expect to work at your current workplace?
WE106 Question [Ask only if WE105=1 or 2] Why do you mainly expect this?
WE107 Question How is your wage primarily paid: regularly, contract-based, performance-based, or in any other mode?
WE108 Question The following are benefits that may be provided by a company/employer. Please specify if the following are provided to you by your current employer. [Multiple answers are allowed] [Hard check: If WE108=j, no other options can be selected. If WE108_j, j cannot be selected]
WE109 Question At your job, do you make decisions about the pay, promotion, hiring or firing of others? If so, how many others does that include? [Instruction for the interviewer: If none, enter 0.] Number of people under promotion decision ______
WE110 Question On your job, do you supervise others? If so, how many? [Instruction for the interviewer: If none, enter 0.] Number of people under supervision ______
WE111 Question Do you have any farm/business partners? If so, how many? [Instruction for the interviewer: If none, enter ¡¥0] ______ Persons
WE112 Question [Ask only if WE111>0] Are your business partner(s) members of your household, other family member(s) who are not residing with you, or others? a. Household member b. Non-household family member c. Other
WE113 Question [Ask only if WE111>0] What is your approximate share of ownership in this business? ______% [Hard check: >100%]
WE113a Question [Ask only if R does not give direct answer to WE113] Is your ownership less than, equal to, or more than a half of the business?
WE114 Question About how many employees do you have? Please exclude those hired during busy seasons only, but include family workers if they are paid salaries/wages. _____ Persons [Soft check: >300]
WE114a Question [Ask only if R does not give direct answers to WE114]Are they less than 6, 6 and above but less than 10, 10 and above but less than 20, 20 and above, not known?
WE115 Question Do you have family members, relatives, or friends who work for your business without pay?
WE116 Question [Ask only if WE115=1] How many non-paid workers do you have at your business? Please exclude those hired during busy seasons only. ______ Workers
WE201 Question [Ask only if WE001=1]Sometimes people look for a different job even when they are currently working or retired. Are you currently looking for another job?
WE202 Question [Ask only if WE201=1]The Ministry of Labour operates employment exchanges. At these exchanges, job seekers register and are notified if any vacancy arises that matches their desired job profile. Are you registered with the employment exchange?
WE203 Question [Ask if SSU = Rural and WE201 =1] Have you registered with the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act any time after 2005-06?
WE204 Question [Ask only if WE201=1]Are you looking for jobs in this area, or are you considering jobs that would require you to move?
WE205 Question [Ask only if WE201=1]Are you looking for part-time or full-time work?
WE206 Question [Ask only if WE201=1] Are you looking for the same kind of work that you are doing now/did in the past, or something different?
WE207 Question [Ask only if WE201=1]If you were offered another job, what would be your expected salary? ___________ Rs per month
WE208 Question [Ask only if WE201=1] During the past month, have you met with, called, or contacted in some other way any prospective employers?
WE301 Question Now I would you like to ask you about your last job. In what month and year did you stop working? Year ______
WE302 Question Now I would you like to ask you about your last job. In what month and year did you stop working? Month ______
WE303 Question Did you earn a wage or did you run your own business or farm, farming for someone else, or work for family without pay? If you are working on multiple jobs, please refer to the main one. The main job is defined as the job at which you worked the most hours.
WE304 Question Can you describe the place where you mainly worked?
WE305 Question What kind of business or industry was it that is, what do they make or do at the place where you worked?
WE306 Question About how many total employees worked for your former company or organization at the same location where you worked? Total Number of employees_____
WE307 Question In what year and month did you start working at that job? Year ______ Month _____
WE308 Question What was your occupation? Please specify.
WE309 Question How many hours a week did you work on an average at your job? ______ Hours per week [Soft check :>60]
WE310 Question Did you work the same number of hours nearly every week for the weeks you work, or did the hours you worked vary a lot from week to week?
WE311 Question How many weeks a year did you usually work on that job? Total number of work weeks ________ [Hard check: >52]
WE312 Question What were your monthly earnings from that job, before you stopped working there? [Instruction for the Interviewer: Enter 0 if there is no income.] ______ Rs. per month
WE313A Question My job requires a lot of physical effort
WE313B Question My job requires lifting heavy loads
WE313C Question My job requires stooping, kneeling, or crouching
WE313D Question My job requires good eyesight
WE313E Question My job requires intense concentration or attention
WE313F Question My job requires skill in dealing with other people
WE313G Question My job requires me to be around burning material, exhaust, or smoke (excluding car exhaust)
WE313H Question My job requires me to be close to chemicals/pesticides/herbicides
WE313I Question My job requires me to be close to noxious odor
WE314 Question [Ask if WE303=3 or 6]For what type of employer did you work?
WE315 Question Why did you leave that job?
WE316a Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] Are/were you covered with Work Related Pension
WE316b Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] Are/were you covered with Provident fund
WE316c Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] Are/were you covered with Health insurance (company health insurance, but not LIC)
WE316d Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] Are/were you covered with Medical re-imbursement from employer
WE316e Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] Are/were you covered with Workers employment insurance
WE316f Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] Are/were you covered with Workers injury insurance
WE316g Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] Are/were you covered with Other work related pension, please specify________
WE316h Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] Are/were you covered with Other work related pension, please specify________
WE316i Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] Are/were you covered with Other work related pension, please specify________
WE317a Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] [Ask only if WE316=2] Why not Work Related Pension
WE317b Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] [Ask only if WE316=2] Why not Provident fund
WE317c Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] [Ask only if WE316=2] Why not Health insurance (company health insurance, but not LIC)
WE317d Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] [Ask only if WE316=2] Why not Medical re-imbursement from employer
WE317e Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] [Ask only if WE316=2] Why not Workers employment insurance
WE317f Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] [Ask only if WE316=2] Why not Workers injury insurance
WE317g Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] [Ask only if WE316=2] Why not Other work related pension, please specify________
WE317h Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] [Ask only if WE316=2] Why not Other work related pension, please specify________
WE317i Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] [Ask only if WE316=2] Why not Other work related pension, please specify________
WE318a Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] [Ask only if WE316=1] Whether the coverage is/was paid by you fully or paid by company fully or partially by you and partially by company? [Multiple answers are allowed] Work Related Pension
WE318b Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] [Ask only if WE316=1] Whether the coverage is/was paid by you fully or paid by company fully or partially by you and partially by company? [Multiple answers are allowed] Provident fund
WE318c Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] [Ask only if WE316=1] Whether the coverage is/was paid by you fully or paid by company fully or partially by you and partially by company? [Multiple answers are allowed] Health insurance (company health insurance, but not LIC)
WE318d Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] [Ask only if WE316=1] Whether the coverage is/was paid by you fully or paid by company fully or partially by you and partially by company? [Multiple answers are allowed] Medical re-imbursement from employer
WE318e Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] [Ask only if WE316=1] Whether the coverage is/was paid by you fully or paid by company fully or partially by you and partially by company? [Multiple answers are allowed] Workers employment insurance
WE318f Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] [Ask only if WE316=1] Whether the coverage is/was paid by you fully or paid by company fully or partially by you and partially by company? [Multiple answers are allowed] Workers injury insurance
WE318g Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] [Ask only if WE316=1] Whether the coverage is/was paid by you fully or paid by company fully or partially by you and partially by company? [Multiple answers are allowed] Other work related pension, please specify________
WE318h Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] [Ask only if WE316=1] Whether the coverage is/was paid by you fully or paid by company fully or partially by you and partially by company? [Multiple answers are allowed] Other work related pension, please specify________
WE318i Question [Insurance provided by the employer/company/organization] [Ask only if WE316=1] Whether the coverage is/was paid by you fully or paid by company fully or partially by you and partially by company? [Multiple answers are allowed] Other work related pension, please specify________
WE401 Question [Ask only if R is currently working or temporarily not working: WE004=1 OR WE005=1]At what age do you plan to stop working? Stopping work in this context shall refer to having stopped all income-related activities on a regular basis and having no intention of engaging in any income related activities seriously. Please tell me the approximate age. [Instruction for the Interviewer: Enter 0 if R plans to retire in less than a year] Years old ______ [Soft check < 55] OR Years in the future ________ OR R plans to keep working as long as he/she is physically capable (voluntary)
WE402 Question [Ask only if WE001=1]Did you ever officially retire from the organized sector of employment?
WE402a Question [Ask only if WE402=1] Was the job you retired from your lifetime main job?
WE403 Question [Ask only if WE402=1] Is the work unit/employer that you officially retired from the one you told us about?
WE404 Question [Ask only if WE403=2] In which month and year did you take official retirement from your last job? Year _______
WE405 Question [Ask only if WE403=2] In which month and year did you take official retirement from your last job? Month ______
WE406 Question [Ask only if WE403=2]What was the best description of your work unit/employer before retirement?
WE406a Question [Ask only if WE403=1]What kind of business or industry was it that is, what do they make or do at the place where you worked? Please specify.
WE406b Question [Ask only if WE403=1]What was your occupation? Please specify.
WE407 Question [Ask only if WE402=1]What is the mandatory retirement age at the work unit you retired from in the last job? Age _____
WE408 Question [Ask only if WE402=1] Was your official retirement: early retirement, at the mandatory retirement age, or later than the mandatory retirement age?
WE409 Question [Ask only if WE408=1] What was the main reason you chose for early retirement?
WE410 Question [Ask only WE402=1]What is your best estimate of your pre-retirement salary (last drawn monthly pay) at the work unit from which you officially retired? ___________Rs in last month
WE411 Question [Ask only if WE402=1] How many years of (pension) eligible work did you have at the time of retirement? ______________ Years [Soft check: >65] [All questions below are applicable for those who retired from organized sector or currently working in organized sector]
WE412 Question [Ask only if WE004=1 or WE402=1]Please tell me, whether you are currently receiving pension or expect to receive pension in future.
WE413A Question [Ask if WE412 < 3] How much pension income did you receive every month (all together)/ or expect to receive in future after retirement? Central government pension schemes (e.g. Central Civil Service Pension Scheme, Civil Service Provident Fund, retiring pension etc.) Superannuation, etc.) ___ Rs per month amount currently receiving or expected to receive in future
WE413B Question [Ask if WE412 < 3] How much pension income did you receive every month (all together)/ or expect to receive in future after retirement? State government pension schemes
WE413C Question [Ask if WE412 < 3] How much pension income did you receive every month (all together)/ or expect to receive in future after retirement? Employer funded pension schemes
WE413D Question [Ask if WE412 < 3] How much pension income did you receive every month (all together)/ or expect to receive in future after retirement? Other work related pension, please specify__________
WE413E Question [Ask if WE412 < 3] How much pension income did you receive every month (all together)/ or expect to receive in future after retirement? Other work related pension, please specify__________
WE413F Question [Ask if WE412 < 3] How much pension income did you receive every month (all together)/ or expect to receive in future after retirement? Other work related pension, please specify__________
WE414A Question Ask if WE412< 3] Please specify the name of the pension scheme. Central government pension schemes (e.g. Central Civil Service Pension Scheme, Civil Service Provident Fund, retiring pension etc.) Superannuation, etc.) ___ Rs per month amount currently receiving or expected to receive in future
WE414B Question Ask if WE412< 3] Please specify the name of the pension scheme. State government pension schemes
WE414C Question Ask if WE412< 3] Please specify the name of the pension scheme. Employer funded pension schemes
WE414D Question Ask if WE412< 3] Please specify the name of the pension scheme. Other work related pension, please specify__________
WE414E Question Ask if WE412< 3] Please specify the name of the pension scheme. Other work related pension, please specify__________
WE414F Question Ask if WE412< 3] Please specify the name of the pension scheme. Other work related pension, please specify__________
WE415 Question [Ask only if WE412=1] How long did it take after you officially retire to receive your first pension benefit? __________Months
WE416 Question [Ask only if WE402=1 or WE016 =5]Have you received any lump sum payments at the time you officially retired, or do you expect to receive any lump sum payments in the future?
WE417a Question [Ask only if WE416=1]Did you receive any of the following lump sum payments at the time you officially retired? A lump sum amount under your provident fund
WE417b Question [Ask only if WE416=1]Did you receive any of the following lump sum payments at the time you officially retired? A lump sum amount in lieu of gratuity
WE417c Question [Ask only if WE416=1]Did you receive any of the following lump sum payments at the time you officially retired? A lump sum amount in lieu of accumulated leave
WE417d Question [Ask only if WE416=1]Did you receive any of the following lump sum payments at the time you officially retired? Other, please specify __
WE418a Question [Ask only if WE416=2]Will you receive any of the following lump sums at the time of you will retire? A lump sum amount under your provident fund
WE418b Question [Ask only if WE416=2]Will you receive any of the following lump sums at the time of you will retire? A lump sum amount in lieu of gratuity
WE418c Question [Ask only if WE416=2]Will you receive any of the following lump sums at the time of you will retire? A lump sum amount in lieu of accumulated leave
WE418d Question [Ask only if WE416=2]Will you receive any of the following lump sums at the time of you will retire? Other, please specify __
WE419 Question [Ask if WE417a/d=1 or WE418a/d=1] What was/is the total lump sum amount you received or expected to receive from all of the sources you identified in the previous question (WE417 or WE418)? [Instruction for the interviewer: If the pension received from more than one source then amount received should be reported including all sources] ____________Rs [Soft check: >Rs.25,00,000] [For the interviewer]
WE420 Question How often did the respondent receive assistance in answering this section?
WE421 Question [Ask only if WE420>1] Who helped the respondent in answering this section?