Survey of Persons Not in the Labour Force

Detailed information for 1992

Status:

Inactive

Frequency:

One Time

Record number:

4400

The purpose of this survey was to find out more about the activities, previous work force attachment and future plans of persons not presently in the labour force; information was also collected on the plans of non-student youth and the retirement circumstances of retired people.

Data release - May 19, 1993

Description

This was a one-time survey conducted in November 1992 as a supplement to the Labour Force survey to find out more about the activities, previous work force attachment and future plans of persons not presently in the labour force; information was also collected on the plans of non-student youth and the retirement circumstances of retired people.

Subjects

  • Labour
  • Work transitions and life stages

Data sources and methodology

Sampling

This is a sample survey with a cross-sectional design.

Data sources

Data collection for this reference period: November 1992

Responding to this survey is voluntary.

Data are collected directly from survey respondents.

The survey of persons not in the labour force was a supplement to the Labour Force Survey (SDDS ID 3701) in three of the six rotation groups. The supplement was completed for all household members between the ages of 15 and 69 classified as not being in the labour force (i.e. neither employed nor unemployed) during the LFS reference week (full-time students and persons permanently unable to work were excluded). Most of the data was collected by telephone interview. Data were captured in Statistics Canada's regional offices and transmitted to head office for processing.

View the Questionnaire(s) and reporting guide(s) .

Error detection

Sampling error: the estimates are based on a national sample of slightly less than 1% of the population; the resulting sampling errors, which can be measured, vary according to a number of factors, the most important of which is the size of the estimate. Sampling variance indicators are available in the Microdata User's Guide of the Survey of this survey and are published in "The Labour Force" (71-001). Non-sampling error: errors unrelated to sampling can occur at every stage of a survey; these non-sampling errors range from respondent misunderstanding the questions to errors introduced during processing; while mechanisms to minimize these errors are in place, the final estimates are still affected by non-sampling error to some degree.

Estimation

Since this survey was a supplement to the LFS, the estimation procedures are the same as for the LFS (SDDS ID 3701).

Disclosure control

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.

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