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The underemployed: evidence from the UK Labour Force Survey

Cam, Surhan 2012. The underemployed: evidence from the UK Labour Force Survey. [Working Paper]. School of Social Sciences Working Papers Series, vol. 152. Cardiff: Cardiff University.

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Specific analyses of underemployment are largely absent from the academic debate in Britain, and workers in such positions remain under-researched. This article explores socio-economic predictors of underemployment. We analyse Labour Force Survey data, using logistic regression modelling to identify the segments of underemployed workers. The results suggest that underemployment is affected by a range of demographic and work-related factors considered. Households with a cohabiting couple and dependent children, for example, moderate the likelihood of underemployment among women, whereas they raise the likelihood among men. The evidence also points to a work-status inconsistency: Higher-ranking occupations diminish underemployment across both sexes, but higher educational attainments show no impact on men whilst having an opposite effect on women.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: Cardiff University
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:26

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