Definition: Basis 1
Basis 1 supported the calculation of hourly earnings, and was strongly recommended because of its fuller coverage of the sample. This was the basis for calculation of hourly earnings according to Model B (paid hours). However, in some countries, employers have reported difficulties with measurement of short unpaid absences.
Eurostat, "Statistics on the structure and distribution of earnings: Methods and definitions", Data 1995, 1998 Edition, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1999, p.12