National Sample Survey 2005-2006 (62nd round) - Schedule 10 - Employment and Unemployment
The National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) conducted an integrated survey of households and unorganised manufacturing enterprises in the 62nd round of NSS during July 2005 - June 2006. The subjects covered related to household consumer expenditure, employment and unemployment and certain characteristics of unorganised manufacturing enterprises.
Surveys on employment and unemployment are being conducted quinquennialy on a large sample of households from the 27th round (October 1972 – September 1973) onwards. Seven quinquennial surveys have so far been conducted. Apart from these quinquennial surveys, the NSSO collected information on some items on employment and unemployment, as a part of the annual series, from a smaller sample of households in each round of survey since 45th round (July 1989 – June 1990) till 59th round (January – December 2003). The data in these rounds were collected through the household consumer expenditure schedule. In the 60th round (January- June 2004), a separate schedule was designed for collection of data on employment and unemployment and the data was collected from an independent set of sample households. In 62nd round also, a separate schedule, on the lines of the schedule canvassed in the 60th round, was canvassed, in an independent set of sample households.
Survey Design and Research Division of NSSO developed the sample design and survey instruments and also prepared the report. The Field Operations Division of NSSO carried out the fieldwork and the Data Processing Division of NSSO handled the data processing and tabulation work. The Coordination and Publication Division of NSSO coordinated various activities pertaining to the survey.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Producers and sponsors
Authoring entity/Primary investigators
National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO)
Government of India, MOSPi
Dates of Data Collection (YYYY/MM/DD)
Mode of data collection
Type of Research Instrument
In the present round, Schedule 10 on employment-unemployment consists of 9 blocks. The first three blocks, viz. Blocks 0, 1 and 2, are used to record identification of sample households and particulars of field operations, as is the common practice in usual NSS rounds. Similarly, the last two blocks, viz., Blocks 7 & 8, are again the usual blocks to record the remarks of investigator and comments by supervisory officer(s), respectively. Of the remaining 4 blocks, Block 3 is for recording the household characteristics like household size, household industry, occupation, religion, social group, household type, land possessed, possession of ration card, and monthly household consumer expenditure, etc. Block 4 is for recording the demographic particulars, current attendance in educational institutions, vocational training and some particulars relating to participation of the household members on public works. In Block 5, usual activity particulars, both principal and subsidiary, of all the household members, will be recorded. The daily time disposition for different activities, for each of the seven days prior to the date of survey, along with the particulars of the activities, will be recorded for each of the household members in Block 6. For the regular salaried/ wage employee and casual labourers, wage and salary earnings will also be collected in this block. Besides, the current weekly status (cws) will be derived in this block from the daily time disposition data.
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- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
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