Measuring employment in the tourism industries

The present chapter is structured as follows: A brief introduction is succeeded by a presentation of the main concepts and definitions related to jobs, employees and the labour force, and a discussion on how to properly distinguish between “employment in the tourism industries” and “tourism employment” (sect. B). Section C discusses the measurement of employment as demand and supply of labour; section D offers a detailed description the characteristics of employment; encompassing the main international classifications and the key variables; and section E explores the major sources of data for measuring employment. The final section examines methods for collecting data on specific issues relating to employment, such as informal employment, occupations, status in employment and remuneration.

Related Subject(s): Economic and Social Development
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