Multiple Job-Holding and Informality: May Pandemic Change Their Course?

Ognjenović, Kosovka (2022) Multiple Job-Holding and Informality: May Pandemic Change Their Course? In: Economic and Financial Implications of Covid-19 Crises. Université Côte d'Azur, Nica, pp. 200-218. ISBN 978-2-493478-00-9

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Multiple job-holding was extensively studied during the 1990s. It was shown that this practice has many similarities with informality, and even more, most job offers on a second-job market operate in the informal sector. First studies show the incidence of multiple job-holding in Serbia ranges from 30 percent in the second half of the 1990s to above 10 percent at the end of the 2000s. However, most recent data show that the practice of having more than one job in Serbia had an increasing trend up to 2019, while in 2020, it stood at a level of 7.7 percent of the total employment. This chapter employs the logit models to estimate the propensity of multiple job-holding in both the formal and informal sectors. Although, the results refer to the period before the pandemic, they still reflect the situation with the supply of second jobs in Serbia. The informal sector most likely offers low-paid complementary jobs, whereas the formal sector attracts those who belong to high-skilled occupational groups. An analysis of recent data would probably show that in addition to helping improve the material status of those holding multiple jobs, the number of high-paid secondary jobs is also emerging in growing industries. As multiple job-holding increases with the growth of total employment, it may be expected that the pandemic has impacted reducing the scope of this practice in the Serbian labor market.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=65710345
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, employees, informality, multiple job-holding, Serbia
Research Department: Welfare Economics
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2022 14:13
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 14:13

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