CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS
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Term
Occupation
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General concept
Definition
An occupation is defined as a set of jobs whose main tasks and duties are characterised by a high degree of similarity.
Remark
A person may be associated with an occupation through the main job currently held, a second job or a job previously held.
Source
International Labour Organization, "Resolution Concerning Updating the International Standard Classification of Occupations" (ISCO-08), Geneva, 2007
Hyperlink
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/stat/isco/docs/resol08.pdf
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