Counting the New Mobile Workforce

Counting the New Mobile Workforce

Counting the New Mobile Workforce

BTS97-A-01
April 1997


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Executive Summary  
Introduction  
Uses of Work-at-Home Data  
Criteria for Survey Selection  
Organization of Report  
Table  
1. Summary of Surveys in Study  
Part I. Surveying Home-Based Work  
Defining ‘‘Work at Home’’  
Classifying the Worker  
Recommendation  
Classifying the Type and Hours of Work  
Phrasing of Work-at-Home Question  
Sequencing of Work-at-Home Questions  
Information Provided by Surveys  
Comparison of Work-at-Home Counts  
New Work-at-Home Questions Added to Surveys  
Summary of Information Available From Tagged Surveys  
Recommendations for Work-at-Home Questions to be Added to Surveys  
Counting the Work-at-Home Populations  
Examples of Uses of Federal Survey Data  
Transportation Planning and Entrepreneurial Growth  
Technology Impacts  
Tables  
2. Time Reference of Survey Questions  
3. Work-at-Home Data  
4. Transportation-Related Work-at-Home Questions Added to Federal Surveys  
5. Characteristics of Mobile Workers Collected by Surveys  
6. Recommended Work-at-Home Questions  
7. Counting the Work-at-Home Populations  
Part II. Analysis of Federal Survey Methods  
American Housing Survey  
Characteristics of Business Owners (CBO) Survey  
Current Population Survey (CPS)  
CPS Multiple Jobholding Supplement  
CPS Computer Ownership and Use Supplement  
November 1994 Computer Supplement for Commerce Department  
Decennial Census of Population  
Health and Retirement Survey (HRS)  
National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS)  
National Household Education Surveys (NHES)  
National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience  
National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH)  
Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey (NPTS)  
Panel Survey of Income Dynamics (PSID)  
Statistics of Income (SOI)  
Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)  
Quick Survey Turnaround and Tabulation System  
Regional Travel Surveys  
1996 Dallas-Fort Worth Household Activity Survey 24-Hour Diary  
1994 Activity and Travel Survey Oregon and SW Washington  
Part III. Anticipating the Mobile Global Workforce  
Recommendations for Counting the Mobile Workforce  
Employees Who Work at Home  
Contributions of Existing Surveys  
Recommended Priority Questions  
Summary  
Table  
8. NLS Survey Schedule