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VISIBLE UNDEREMPLOYMENT

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Definition:
Visible underemployment includes individuals who are involuntarily working less than the normal duration of work determined for the activity, who are seeking or available for additional work during the reference period.

Context:
Visible underemployment can usually be measured in labour force surveys. [OECD Employment Outlook, July 1995, page 45]

In the Resolution Concerning the measurement of underemployment and inadequate employment situations adopted by the 16th International Conference of Labour Statisticians in October 1998 recommendations concerning the measurement of underemployment are limited to time-related underemployment.

Source Publication:
International Labour Organisation (ILO) Resolution Concerning statistics of economically active population, employment, unemployment and underemployment, adopted by the 13th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (October 1982).

Cross References:
Invisible underemployment
Time related underemployment
Underemployment

Statistical Theme: Labour statistics

Created on Thursday, May 2, 2002

Last updated on Thursday, May 2, 2002