Multiple job holding, skill diversification, and mobility

Panos, G. A. , Pouliakas, K. and Zangelidis, A. (2014) Multiple job holding, skill diversification, and mobility. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 53(2), pp. 223-272. (doi: 10.1111/irel.12055)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Panos, Professor Georgios
Authors: Panos, G. A., Pouliakas, K., and Zangelidis, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Accounting and Finance
Journal Name:Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society
Publisher:Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
ISSN (Online):1468-232X

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