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Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English volume


Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English vol.
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Employee  (EMPLOYEE)

The working population (350-1) is also usually classified by work status 1. In this classification employers 2 are distinguished from employees 3 on the one hand and from workers on own account 4 or independent workers 4 on the other. The latter do not employ labor for pay, but they, as well as employers, may be assisted by unpaid family workers 5 or family helpers 5 who are usually distinguished as a separate group. A combination of occupational and status classifications may be used to construct social status categories 6.

  • 1. The classification by status (as employer, employee, etc.) is designated by many different terms in the censuses of various countries, including “industrial status”, “states in employment”, “position in industry”, “class of worker”, etc.
  • 2. Managers are sometimes counted with employers though they are themselves employed.