(noun) “[A] state in which a person accepts a lower paying, lower status job than his or her education and experience qualifies him or her to perform” (OpenStax College 2012).

Audio Pronunciation: (under·em·ploy·ment)

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: underemployments

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OpenStax College. 2012. Work in the United States. Connexions, July 16, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42925/1.4/).