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Characteristics of the underemployed and the overemployed in the UK

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  • Helen Tam

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SUMMARYUnderemployment and overemployment represent two scenarios whereby there is a mismatch between an individual's preferred and actual number of work hours. This article examines the levels of underemployment and overemployment in the UK between 2001 and 2010, and describes changes at the time of the 2008–09 recession. Characteristics of the underemployed and the overemployed, in terms of work status, age, sex, qualification, occupation and industry, regions, and earnings, are also presented. These findings are reported while considering the impact of underemployment and overemployment on societal well-being.

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  • Helen Tam, 2010. "Characteristics of the underemployed and the overemployed in the UK," Economic & Labour Market Review, Palgrave Macmillan;Office for National Statistics, vol. 4(7), pages 8-20, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:ecolmr:v:4:y:2010:i:7:p:8-20
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    1. Rochelle Beukes & Tina Fransman & Simba Murozvi & Derek Yu, 2016. "Underemployment in South Africa," Working Papers 06/2016, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics.
    2. Thompson, Katina W. & Shea, Thomas H. & Sikora, David M. & Perrewé, Pamela L. & Ferris, Gerald R., 2013. "Rethinking underemployment and overqualification in organizations: The not so ugly truth," Business Horizons, Elsevier, vol. 56(1), pages 113-121.
    3. Arndt Werner & Johanna Gast & Sascha Kraus, 2014. "The effect of working time preferences and fair wage perceptions on entrepreneurial intentions among employees," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 43(1), pages 137-160, June.

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