Who are the Moonlighters and Why They Moonlight: Evidence for Rural Communities
Posted: 21 Feb 2008
Date Written: November 2004
This paper examines the incidence of and reasons for moonlighting in the context of rural communities where multiple-job holding is viewed as an important means of promoting sustainability of these communities. Drawing upon a unique dataset of a relatively homogeneous population living in an isolated area on the west coast of Scotland, where employment opportunities are limited, dual-job holding is investigated within the fisheries and aquaculture industries. Evidence is found that those who moonlight do not do so primarily for financial reasons, and that educational attainment has a positive impact on the incidence of dual-job holding.
Keywords: Multiple-job holding, Sustainability of rural communities
JEL Classification: J22, J24
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