Publication Date



Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 92-09

**Published Version**

In Labour Economics 5(2): 135-166




Two labor supply issues that have received substantial attention are the responsiveness of labor supply to wage changes and the imposition of labor supply constraints. Adjusting hours worked on a second job may be the practical and perhaps only available response to either event yet, most labor supply studies only examine behavior on the primary job. Examining the motives for moonlighting provides evidence on both the wage-responsiveness of labor supply in general and the existence and consequences of labor supply constraints.

Issue Date

May 1992

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Employment relationships; Nonstandard work arrangements


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Conway, Karen Smith and Jean Kimmel. 1992. "Moonlighting Behavior: Theory and Evidence." Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 92-09. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.