This variable is not available for any of the currently selected samples.
WKCURRJOBMN (MV717) reports the occupation of the male respondent in somewhat standardized categories. The categories included, and the degree of detail within broad categories (e.g., self-employed versus employee in agriculture, or simply agriculture), vary across samples. IPUMS-DHS employs composite coding to maximize comparability across samples (using the first digit of the codes to indicate broad job categories) without loss of detailed information (preserved in the second digit).
The category "agriculture" includes fishermen, foresters, breeders, and hunters as well as farmers.
Comparability — Index
Apart from universe differences and slight variation in question wording, WKCURRJOBMN (MV717) is largely comparable across samples, except for some differences in the degree of detail within broad occupational categories.
The DHS Phase II recode manual notes, "In countries where it is not possible to differentiate between self-employed agricultural workers and agricultural employees, no attempt has been made to use other information, and code 4 has been used for both categories. The analyst may wish to use other related information to differentiate between these two categories." As noted in the Description tab, IPUMS-DHS employs composite coding to maximize comparability across samples, including addressing this issue.
Comparability - Standard DHS
WKCURRJOBMN (MV717) is a standard men's variable across DHS phases.