Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 9
Economics
Solutions
10. What is the difference between disguised unemployment and seasonal unemployment?

Question:

What is the difference between disguised unemployment and seasonal unemployment?

Answer:

Disguised Unemployment Seasonal Unemployment
It is the situation in which an individual appears to be employed, but he does not add to the productivity. That is, the productivity would remain the same even in his absence. It is the situation in which an individual is not able to find a jobduring certain months of the year.
Example: When a work that requires only three individuals for its completion is being done by five persons, the two additional persons are disguised unemployed. Example: Agricultural labourers find work only during the busy seasons, i.e., sowing, harvesting, weeding and threshing. This is because of the seasonal character of agriculture in India.

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