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occupation

n. 1) fairly permanent trade, profession, employment, business, or means of livelihood. 2) possession of real property or use of a thing.

occupation

1 a mode of original acquisition of property. It is done by taking a thing, intending to be its owner. Ownership of wild animals is obtained in this way, a hunter becoming the owner of wild animals killed and taken. Goods lost, abandoned and ownerless (called bona vacantia) fall to the Crown. It is a criminal offence not to take found things to a police station. It has a similar meaning in International Law.
2 living in a dwelling house or otherwise being in possession of land or buildings. The occupier of premises may attract OCCUPIER'S LIABILITY.

OCCUPATION. Use or tenure; as, the house is in the occupation of A B. A trade, business or mystery; as the occupation of a printer. Occupancy. (q.v.)
     2. In another sense occupation signifies a putting out of a man's freehold in time of war. Co. Litt. s. 412. See Dependency; Possession.

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An in-depth analysis is therefore, required to know the significance of wage rate, demographics of the labour force, their budget constraints, their engagement in primary and secondary occupations, and above all their human capital characteristics.
Are workers able to use their primary job skills in their secondary occupation? The association between the primary and secondary occupation is an important aspect of multiple jobholding to labor market analysts.(5) In table 7, the distribution of secondary jobs is shown for each primary occupation group across each row.
On the contrary, those who educated and employed in the secondary occupation such as processing, manufacturing, building, etc.
About 90% of the fishing households had crop farming as a secondary occupation and 10% were involved in petty trading.
Common farm works like ploughing, digging, harrowing, seeding, transplanting, weeding, fertilizing, applying plant protection measures, harvesting, threshing, storing farm products and transporting to markets are the most tedious jobs requiring on an average 3500 to 4500 kilo calories of energy per day compared to manufacturing and processing (secondary occupations) requiring on an average 2500 kilo calories and service sectors (tertiary occupations) requiring around 1500 kilo calories per day.
I also realised that due to adverse economic conditions many craftspeople had taken up secondary occupations and the age-old art was gradually fading away.
Table 2 Annual outflow from teaching (average flows, 1998, 2000 and 2002) Current job Teaching Occupation Other last February Primary Secondary occupations Primary teaching 93.4 0.0 1.4 Secondary teaching 0.00 93.4 1.6 Other occupations 0.00 0.0 93.2 Not working last February 0.50 0.3 75.6 TOTAL 1.30 1.3 88.9 Current job Occupation Not last February working Total Primary teaching 5.0 100.0 Secondary teaching 4.9 100.0 Other occupations 6.6 100.0 Not working last February 23.6 100.0 TOTAL 8.4 100.0 Source: ABS Labour Mobility Surveys, 1998, 2000, 2002 unpublished data.