Trend Analysis Of Rural Underemployment: An Example From North Dakota

Stofferahn, Curtis W.; Fontaine, Cordell A.; Borgerson, Lonny A.
January 1991
Great Plains Sociologist;1991, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p69
The article presents a paper that aims to track three measures of rural underemployment using the data from the 1987 and 1988 North Dakota Rural Life Poll. The measures used include the official measure of unemployment, the discouraged worker rate, and an involuntary part-time rate. The official unemployment rate with the rate calculated from the survey data was being compared. Employment at low income and occupational mismatch measures are also added by the authors. One of the findings show that discouraged and involuntary part-time rates declined while the unemployed rate increased and then decreased between 1987 and 1990.


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