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Journal Article

Multiple job holding, skill diversification, and mobility

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Publication date

Apr 2014

Summary

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.

Published in

Industrial Relations

Volume and page numbers

53 , 223 -272

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irel.12055

ISSN

16

Subjects

Human Capital and Labour Economics

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1599118~S5

Notes

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