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The Inter-Related Dynamics of Dual Job Holding, Human Capital and Occupational Choice

Georgios Panos (), Konstantinos Pouliakas () and Alexandros Zangelidis ()

No 4437, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: The inter-related dynamics of dual job-holding, human capital and occupational choice between primary and secondary jobs are investigated, using a panel sample (1991-2005) of UK employees from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS). A sequential profile of the working lives of employees is examined, investigating, first, the determinants of multiple job-holding, second, the factors affecting the occupational choice of a secondary job, third, the relationship between multiple-job holding and job mobility and, lastly, the spillover effects of multiple job-holding on occupational mobility between primary jobs. The evidence indicates that dual job-holding may facilitate job transition, as it may act as a stepping-stone towards new primary jobs, particularly self-employment.

Keywords: moonlighting; occupational choice; human capital; mobility (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J22 J24 J62 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 43 pages
Date: 2009-09
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Published as 'Multiple jobholding, Skill diversification and Mobility' in: Industrial Relations, 2014, 53 (2), 223-272

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