Help me research the underemployment reporting divide.
August 24, 2009 2:14 PM Subscribe
Is work/trade, or any kind of non-monetary exchange of goods and/or services currently under statistical analysis?
posted by JaiMahodara to Work & Money (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
With new definitions of unemployment flying rampant (un- vs. underemployment, those receiving benefits vs. those who have given up, those still looking for work vs. those who have given up, those who are qualified for higher pay or larger social contributions bc of skills or education, etc etc etc), has anyone found quality research on non-paycheck-based trade?
I'm currently employed part-time in Portland, OR and trade different skills for services, training, knowledge, and goods from four different organizations and co-ops--aka, earning my Masters in Recession. I've earned a ("real") BA and would like more $$ but would also regret giving up this lifestyle to sit in an office from 9-5.
I'd like to cover this story. Fact-finders will be credited, so suggestions on where to submit also encouraged.