Reforming labour statistics

The International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) organised by the International Labour Organisation in October 2013 re-defined work and employment for the purpose of statistical measurement. In doing so it seems to have recognised a lot better the new applications of labour statistics compared to the times when these were largely inputs in measuring national accounts. The big conceptual break in the 19th ICLS is a recognition that the earlier segmentation of labour into three statuses -- employed, unemployed and inactive was grossly inadequate. Effectively, such segmentation r.....

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