National Statistics, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Are religious workers such as priests, ministers, Buddhist monks and nuns, and Taoist priests considered employed?

1. All persons engaging in compensated religious work, such as Taoist priests helping others to perform rituals or ease their terror, are uniformly employed persons engaging in work.
2. Apart from Buddhist monks and nuns engaging in religious cultivation and who have paid money to a temple, and who constitute part of the non-labor force, the remaining types of religious workers purely engaging in religious cultivation or propagation of religious doctrine are considered employed due to the fact that their free room and board can be considered a type of compensation.