Multiple job holding and income mobility in Indonesia

Martinez Jr, Arturo, Western, Mark, Haynes, Michele, Tomaszewski, Wojtek and Macarayan, Erlyn (2014) Multiple job holding and income mobility in Indonesia. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 37 91-104. doi:10.1016/j.rssm.2013.09.008

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Author Martinez Jr, Arturo
Western, Mark
Haynes, Michele
Tomaszewski, Wojtek
Macarayan, Erlyn
Title Multiple job holding and income mobility in Indonesia
Journal name Research in Social Stratification and Mobility   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1878-5654
Publication date 2014-01-30
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.rssm.2013.09.008
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 37
Start page 91
End page 104
Total pages 14
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher JAI Press
Language eng
Subject 3301 Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Abstract Indonesia, one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, has lifted a significant portion of its population out of poverty and has experienced improved living standards over the past decade. However, this occurred within a context of growing inequality as indicated by a segmented labour market between standard and non-standard employment. This study examines the relationship between income mobility and non-standard employment using multiple job holding as a case study. Our empirical analysis based on the Indonesia Family Life Survey (IFLS) shows that multiple job holding is a prominent feature of Indonesia's labour market. However, for a significant bulk of the pluriactive workers, multiple job holding seems to be a necessary labour supply behaviour to make ends meet. Moreover, the data do not provide sufficient evidence that pluriactivity in the country is strongly correlated with long-term income mobility. This seems to be in contrast to findings from developed countries indicating that multiple job holding can be used to improve one's mobility prospects. We conclude that further investigation is needed to determine whether multiple job holding in Indonesia is correlated with other dimensions of social mobility.
Keyword Income mobility
Labour market segmentation
Multiple job holding
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article in Press. Published online 30 January 2014

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