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

By Konstantinos Pouliakas, Georgios Panos and Alexandros Zangelidis


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.

Topics: J62 - Job, Occupational, and Intergenerational Mobility, J22 - Time Allocation and Labor Supply, J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.2139/ssrn.1984075
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