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Analysing and forecasting the underemployment trend in Malaysia

Islam, Mohd Aminul and Syifa binti, Kamarudin (2017) Analysing and forecasting the underemployment trend in Malaysia. International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, 2 (1). pp. 2018-2032. ISSN 2455-8834

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In this paper we aim to examine and forecast the underemployment trend in Malaysia. We primarily focus on two measurements of underemployment which are time-related and skill-related underemployment for a period of ten years starting from 2005 to 2015. To forecast the number of time-related and skill-related underemployment for 2016 we use exponential smoothing forecast method. The data and other information related to underemployment in Malaysia are collected from Department of Statistics, Malaysia. The study found that although the proportion of time-related underemployment over employment is relatively stable during the ten years period, the number of skill-related underemployment is increasing by years. Females are mostly affected by both time-related and skill-related underemployment.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5651/54319
Uncontrolled Keywords: Underemployment, unemployment, trend, Malaysia, forecasting, productivity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB3711 Business cycles. Economic fluctuations
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Computational and Theoretical Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Aminul Islam
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2017 18:38
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2017 18:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54319

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