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

  • Panos, Georgios A.

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    (University of Stirling)

  • Pouliakas, Konstantinos

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    (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop))

  • Zangelidis, Alexandros

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    (University of Aberdeen)

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.

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Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2009
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Publication status: published as 'Multiple jobholding, Skill diversification and Mobility' in: Industrial Relations, 2014, 53 (2), 223-272
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp4437
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