• J. L. Porket
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Although open unregistered unemployment is far from negligible in the Soviet Union, it is of lesser significance than the underutilization of the employed labour force, i.e. hidden unemployment. Of its three dimensions, one (part-time employment although full-time employment is desired) can hardly arise in the Soviet Union, because there full-time employment is the rule and part-time employment is practically non-existent. In fact, as social surveys reveal, the reverse is the case: quite a few employed women would prefer to be employed part-time instead of full-time, and at least some retired workers would be willing to take up a job if opportunities for part-time employment were available. In contrast, the remaining two dimensions of hidden unemployment (overmanning and employment below skill level against one’s wish) are to be found in the Soviet Union. The former is discussed below, the latter in the next chapter.


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  • J. L. Porket
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