This article examines the incidence of and reasons for multiple-job holding in the context of rural communities where multiple-job holding is viewed as an important means of promoting community sustainability. Drawing upon a unique data set of a relatively homogeneous population living in an isolated area on the west coast of Scotland, where employment opportunities are limited, dual-job holding is investigated within the fisheries and aquaculture occupations. Evidence is found that the hours constraints motive for multiple-job holding better explains multiple-job-holding behavior among employed rural workers in aquaculture than among self-employed fishermen, and that educational attainment has a positive impact on the incidence of multiple-job holding.
- multiple-job holding
- sustainability of rural communities
- OFF-FARM LABOR