Overemployment, Definition(s) of

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“[T]he problem of overemployment refers to a situation where workers are willing but unable at their current jobs to reduce the amount of time they devote to earning an income. Many people go through a spell at some point when they would prefer shorter work hours. They are prepared to sacrifice income to attain it in order to avoid the more costly step of leaving an occupation or withdrawing from the labor force entirely.” (Golden)

Glossary Source: 

Golden, L. (2003). Forced overtime in the land of the free. In J. de Graaf (Ed.), Take back your time (pp. 28-36).San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.