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Multiple Job-holding among Male Workers in Greece

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  • Ilias Livanos
  • Alexandros Zangelidis

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L ivanos I. and Z angelidis A. Multiple job-holding among male workers in Greece, Regional Studies . This paper studies the incidence of multiple job-holding in Greece and contributes to the literature by examining its determinants, its variance across different regions, and the effect of the business cycle on its occurrence. The empirical analysis highlights the importance of both pecuniary and non-pecuniary motives behind multiple job-holding, and reveals significant variations in its incidence across regions, with areas that have a large primary sector having higher multiple job-holding rates. Finally, multiple job-holding is found to be pro-cyclical, with the probability of holding a second job estimated to increase during economic expansion. L ivanos I. et Z angelidis A. Les emplois multiples masculins en Grèce, Regional Studies . L'article cherche à étudier la fréquence des emplois multiples en Grèce et contribue à la documentation en examinant ses déterminants, sa variance à travers les diverses régions, et l'impact du cycle économique. L'analyse empirique souligne l'importance des raisons pécuniaires et non-pécuniares qui expliquent les emplois multiples, et laisse voir des variations non-négligeables de sa fréquece à travers les régions, dont les zones dotées d'un grand secteur primaire ont des taux d'emplois multiples plus élevés. Pour conclure, les emplois multiples s'avèrent procycliques, avec la probabilité que les emplois multiples augmentent en période de croissance économqiue. Emplois multiples Grèce Régions Cycle économique L ivanos I. und Z angelidis A. Mehrfachbeschäftigung unter männlichen Arbeitnehmern in Griechenland, Regional Studies . In diesem Beitrag untersuchen wir die Inzidenz der Mehrfachbeschäftigung in Griechenland und ergänzen die Literatur durch eine Analyse ihrer Determinanten und Varianz in verschiedenen Regionen sowie der Auswirkung des Geschäftszyklus auf ihre Häufigkeit. In der empirischen Analyse zeigt sich die Bedeutung von sowohl finanziellen als auch nichtfinanziellen Motiven für Mehrfachbeschäftigung; ebenso lassen sich signifikante Schwankungen der Inzidenz in verschiedenen Regionen feststellen, wobei der Anteil der Mehrfachbeschäftigten in Regionen mit großem Primärsektor höher ausfällt. Ebenso erweist sich die Mehrfachbeschäftigung als prozyklisches Phänomen; die Wahrscheinlichkeit einer zweiten Beschäftigung erhöht sich den Schätzungen zufolge in einer Zeit der wirtschaftlichen Expansion. Mehrfachbeschäftigung Griechenland Regionen Gesc häftszyklus L ivanos I. y Z angelidis A. El pluriempleo entre trabajadores varones en Grecia, Regional Studies . En este artículo analizamos la incidencia del pluriempleo en Grecia y contribuimos a la literatura al examinar sus determinantes, su varianza en las diferentes regiones y el efecto del ciclo comercial en su incidencia. El análisis empírico destaca la importancia de los motivos pecuniarios y no pecuniarios detrás del pluriempleo e indica variaciones significativas de la incidencia en las regiones: las áreas que tienen un gran sector principal tienen tasas más altas de pluriempleo. Finalmente, se observa que el pluriempleo es procíclico, y se estima que la probabilidad de tener un segundo empleo aumenta durante una fase de expansión económica. Pluriempleo Grecia Regiones Ciclo comercial

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Volume (Year): 46 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 119-135

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