Industry Workers in Liberia

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Seibel, Hans D. (University of Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia)
Publication Date
  • H. D. Seibel, University of Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Family life and marriage
  • Abstract

    Occupation career, job situation, work orientation as well as the family and financial situation of mine workers in Liberia. Topics: Illiterates among the siblings; number of wives and interest in polygamy; marriage form; living together with wife and children; occupational activities of wife; number of children; desired occupation for one´s own children; number of wives and occupation of father; financial contributions to the family; occupational activities of siblings in the modern or traditional sector; actual and preferred supplemental payments of the company; preference for occupational cooperation with people of one´s own or a different ethnic group; ethnic group affiliation of wife and mother; memberships; desired clubs or organizations; interest in savings organization; amount of debts and savings; degree of qualification of current occupational activity; length of employment in current company; reasons for taking work in current company; amount of hourly wage; reasons for city/country preference; assumed reasons for flight from the country and migration into the city; detailed information on number, type and length of earlier employments; reasons for change of positions; work satisfaction; age at taking first place of work; interest in change of position; preferred occupation; participation in further education courses; satisfaction with housing situation; residential status; amount of rent; leisure activities; place of work, ethnic group affiliation as well as place of getting to know the best friend; comparison of personal general situation in life with that of friend and the residents of native village; comparison of friendships in the city with those in the native village; assumed reasons for greater or lesser respect regarding individual workers; comparison of respect experienced in the city with that in the native village; conduct regarding a lazy colleague; German superiors as advisers with problems and type of problems; type of problems with German superiors; perceived care from superior; preferred contact with company problems and complaints; preferred area for more expenditures; problems at work as well as in the rest of life; preferred ethnic group. Demography: School and vocational training; religiousness; ethnic group affiliation; age (classified); marital status; religious denomination; occupation; professional career; income; social origins. Also encoded was: Department of company; language of interview; name of interviewer; evaluation of interviewed worker by superior.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1968-08 / 1968-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Liberia (LR)
Sampled Universe
Workers in a mining company
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 384
See also the survey of Nigerian industry workers under ZA Study No. 0946.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0947 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Seibel, Hans D.: Achievement and Modernization. In: Oberndörfer, Dieter (Hrsg.): Africana Collecta II. Düsseldorf: Bertelsmann Universitätsverlag 1971.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22