Multiple Job Holding, Skill Diversification, and Mobility

50 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2014

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Georgios A. Panos

University of Glasgow - Adam Smith Business School

Konstantinos Pouliakas

University of Aberdeen - Business School; Cedefop; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Alexandros Zangelidis

University of Aberdeen - Business School

Date Written: April 2014

Abstract

In this article, we investigate the interrelated dynamics of dual jobholding, human capital, occupational choice, and mobility, using a panel sample (1991–2005) of UK employees from the British Household Panel Survey. The evidence suggests that individuals may be using multiple jobholding as a conduit for obtaining new skills and expertise and as a stepping‐stone to new careers, also involving self‐employment. Individuals doing a different secondary job than their primary occupation are more likely to switch to a new primary job in the next year, and a job that is different than their current primary employment. The results show that there are human capital spillover effects between primary and secondary employment.

Suggested Citation

Panos, Georgios A. and Pouliakas, Konstantinos and Pouliakas, Konstantinos and Zangelidis, Alexandros, Multiple Job Holding, Skill Diversification, and Mobility (April 2014). Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 53, Issue 2, pp. 223-272, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2409363 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irel.12055

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