Underutilised workers in New Zealand: characteristics, transience and earnings trajectories


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Author: Meehan, Lisa; Pacheco, Gail; Turcu, Alexandra


This study aims to better understand the various labour market groups in New Zealand who want jobs or more hours of work, known as the underutilised workforce. The underutilised comprise three sub-groups: the underemployed, the unemployed and the potential labour force. The underemployed are further disaggregated into full-time and part-time workers. The former of these sub-groups are not traditionally included in official underutilisation statistics, but this research separates out this group to understand its characteristics and prevalence. This study analyses the composition and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Labour market; Income

Keywords: Labour force participation; Underemployment; Unemployed; Unemployment; Employment status; Part time employment; Labour movement; Labour mobility; Wage differential

Geographic subjects: New Zealand; Oceania

Published: Auckland, New Zealand: New Zealand Work Research Institute, 2022

Physical description: vii, 56 p. (report) + [1] p. (infographic)

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ISBN: 9781991011077 (PDF)

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 151.335

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