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.
Click here for the report. Click here to learn more about the work of the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.