Although working multiple jobs to escape economic hardship is not a novel approach employed by employees, it is also not uncommon. However, this may not cover new concepts of work such as "side hustles." It was discovered that 18.2% of households held multiple occupations and that secondary earnings reduced household poverty, and did so more efficiently for households with multiple jobholders who consistently held multiple jobs.
By incorporating this insight into economic well-being practise and policy initiatives that enhance employee benefits, multiple jobholding as a strategy for reducing poverty could be strengthened. Despite the recent reassurances of a strong and growing economy, the workforce is not seeing the returns to their pocketbook.