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INADEQUATE EMPLOYMENT RELATED TO EXCESSIVE HOURS

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Definition:
Inadequate employment related to excessive hours (also called “overemployment”) is defined as “a situation where persons in employment wanted or sought to work less hours than they did during the reference period, either in the same job or in another job, accepting a corresponding reduction of income”.

Context:
“Excessive” hours of work may also be a concern; persons may work more than a normal work-week because of inadequate wages earned in the job or jobs that they hold. Long hours can be voluntary, or involuntary when imposed by employers (Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM): 2001-2002, International Labour Organisation, Geneva, 2002, page 204).

Source Publication:
ILO: Final report, 16th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, Geneva, 1998.

Hyperlink:
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/stat/techmeet/16thicls/index.htm.

Statistical Theme: Labour statistics

Created on Friday, August 09, 2002