The W.E. Upjohn Institute recently released the policy brief, Multiple Jobholding: Knowing the Facts to Draw Proper Policy Conclusions. Here is an excerpt of key highlights from the brief:
- Holding several jobs at once is not becoming the new norm. If anything, multiple jobholding has been stable or even declining over the past few decades.
- Contrary to popular view, the typical multiple jobholder is a highereducated worker who is employed full-time on her primary job and makes some extra money by holding a second job.
- Policies most likely to affect multiple jobholding are those that foster high turnover to facilitate good primary-job matches.
- On the other hand, welfare policies targeted to workers in lower-paying occupations are expected to have little impact on multiple jobholding.