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Multiple job-holding: Career pathway or dire straits?

Konstantinos Pouliakas ()

IZA World of Labor, 2017, No 356, 356

Abstract: Multiple job-holding, or “moonlighting,” is an important form of atypical employment in most economies. New forms of work, driven by digitalization, may enable its future growth. However, many misconceptions exist, including the belief that multiple job-holders are low-skilled workers who moonlight primarily for financial reasons, or that the practice increases during economic downturns. Recent literature highlights the significant links between moonlighting and job mobility. Multiple job-holding allows for the development of workers’ skills and spurs entrepreneurship.

Keywords: multiple job-holding; skills; careers; mobility; entrepreneurship; moonlighting (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J01 J22 J24 J62 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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