Multiple Job Holding as a Strategy for Skills Diversification and Labour Market Mobility

University of Essex CER Working Paper No. 4

33 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2012

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Georgios A. Panos

University of Glasgow - Adam Smith Business School

Konstantinos Pouliakas

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Alexandros Zangelidis

University of Aberdeen - Business School

Date Written: August 23, 2011

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

JEL Classification: J22, J24, J62

Suggested Citation

Panos, Georgios A. and Pouliakas, Konstantinos and Zangelidis, Alexandros, Multiple Job Holding as a Strategy for Skills Diversification and Labour Market Mobility (August 23, 2011). University of Essex CER Working Paper No. 4, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1984075 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1984075

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Konstantinos Pouliakas

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Alexandros Zangelidis

University of Aberdeen - Business School ( email )

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