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LFS questionnaire viewer

A household roster and three versions of the LFS individual questionnaire were developed and can be browsed below. Evidence gathered through pilot studies suggests that these three versions can produce comparable estimates for key labour market indicators, but can be more suitable depending on the country context.

In addition to core LFS questionnaires, a number of LFS modules to collect data on other forms of work or on specific topics related to employment were developed.

To view any of these questionnaires, first, check below the conventions used in the viewer. Then, use the buttons to select a questionnaire. Click on the + sign in front of questionnaire elements to see details.

  • Regular text: Indicates text to be read by the interviewer
  • (Parenthesis): Indicates that a choice or a substitution must be made
  • Italic text: Indicates questions that may be included/excluded as per national context
  • [Text in red square brackets]: Indicates text that must be adapted as per national context
  • Bold text: Indicates question numbers, section headings, skips, and other structural items

The Household roster covers the minimum set of questions needed to capture essential social and demographic characteristics as background information 

This set of questions supports basic disaggregation and analysis of labour force patterns by different sub-groups of the population.

Individual LFS questionnaire for countries with low prevalence of small-scale own-account farming or fishing

This questionnaire starts with the detection of work for someone else in exchange for remuneration such as salary, wage, tips, or commissions as dependent workers. Respondents who were not involved in this type of work are further asked about engagement in both agricultural and non-agricultural work for profit as independent workers.

Individual LFS questionnaire for countries with high prevalence of small-scale own-account farming or fishing

This questionnaire starts with the detection of agricultural own-account work regardless of the intended destination of products (for market or for own consumption). Further, employed independent agricultural workers are identified using answers to the question on the main destination of their production. Then, respondents who did not work as independent workers in agriculture are asked questions to detect their involvement in employment as either dependent workers in any activity, or as independent workers in non-agricultural activities.

Individual LFS questionnaire which captures the main activity as self-declared in addition to labour force status

This questionnaire starts with the identification of the respondents’ self-perceived main activity. Then, those who report themselves as mainly working for pay or profit continue to questions on characteristics of the job. And those who report themselves as mainly doing something else, are asked questions to detect their possible engagement in paid work as either dependent or independent workers in any type of activities.

Se below the list of LFS modules developed and published by ILOSTAT. Click on the + sign to learn about their objectives and recommendations on attachment to the LFS.

Below, you can select a module to view its content. Currently, only two modules can be viewed on this page. Other modules are being prepared and will become available soon.

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