The Labour Force, Child Labour and School-to-Work Transition Survey 2015 (LF-CL-SWTS) was conducted during the first quarter of 2015 to collect detailed data on children's participation in work and their characteristics. The Labour Force, Child Labour and School-to-Work Transition Survey 2015 (LF-CL-SWTS) was conducted during the first quarter of 2015 to collect detailed data on children's participation in work and their characteristics. The survey was conducted from 1 to 31 March 2015, covering a sample of 23,425 households in 1,468 enumeration areas drawn from the 2014 population census sampling frame.
The objective of this survey is to develop and establish a database on the current size and composition of the Labour Force.. The survey covers a range of topics on labour statistics such as the labour force, child labour, the school-to-work transition, disability and migration, as well as work accidents and hazards. Also, for the first time, ir covers the labour that produces goods for household consumption, such as subsistence farming.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Other Work Activities
Unit of Analysis
All age groups
Producers and sponsors
Authoring entity/Primary investigators
Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population (MOLIP)
The survey was conducted on a sample of 24,000 households spread over 1500 Enumeration Areas (EAs) delineated in the process of conducting the Population and Housing Census, 2014. Stratification: The rural and urban segments of each SNGD are treated as basic strata. There are thus 30 basic strata in all.
Sample size: Considering, cost, time and manpower resources the targeted sample size in terms of FSUs was determined as1500 EAs. In each selected EA, 16 households were selected for the survey. Preparation of Sampling Frame at Second Stage: For preparing sampling frame of households, all households in the selected EAs or sub-block in case of larger EAs was listed by door-to-door inquiry.
Deviations from the Sample Design
Broad Sample design: The survey is designed on the basis of the frame provided by the Housing and Population Census of Myanmar conducted in 2014. In particular the Enumeration Area Blocks (EAs) formed in the census have been used as the first stage units (FSUs) or Primary Sampling Units (PSUs) and households as Second Stage Units (SSUs) or Ultimate Sampling Units (USUs). A stratified two stage sampling design was adopted for the LF-CL-SWTS 2015. For each State / Region /Union Territory (SNGD), rural and urban areas were treated as separate basic strata. Thus, as there are in all 15 SNGDs in the country, the entire geographical area of Myanmar was divided into 30 basic strata.
The weights were computed such that the member of each household has the same weight, which is also the Household weight. This ensures that the estimates regarding individuals are perfectly consistent with those regarding households. Many different weights were computed using different combination of constraints.
Dates of Data Collection (YYYY/MM/DD)
Time periods (YYYY/MM/DD)
Mode of data collection
Training of interviewers and supervisors: During the training of interviewers (enumerators) and supervisors, each interviewer and supervisor was given a clear idea about his/her responsibility and to whom and when he/she would report. In general, four to six interviewers worked under one supervisor. The training of the field staff was organized in two distinct phases. First as a part of pre-testing of the questionnaire and second before commencing the survey.
Type of Research Instrument
To fulfill the objectives, the following topics were included in the questionnaire used for the survey:
· Household composition and characteristics of household members including disability, internal and international migration
· Literacy, formal education including vocational education, and other training attended in the last year
· Current employment, including as paid employees and self-employed, and the characteristics of the main and secondary job(s) or business
· Job search and availability to work
· Employment in the last year
· Occupational injuries and hazards in the last year
· Production of foodstuff and other goods for consumption or use by the household
· Activity history of youth.