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Rise in Second Jobs: Part-Time Work, Self-Employment, and the Gender Divide in Belgium’s Workforce

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
Over 250,000 Belgians have a second job

In 2023, approximately 260,000 people or 5.2 percent of the working population in Belgium have a second job. This is an increase from 3.8 percent in 2018. A quarter of wage earners are working part-time, with highly educated individuals and those aged 25 to 49 being more likely to have a second job.

Interestingly, there used to be more men than women with multiple jobs, but that gap has now closed. Nearly six in ten additional jobs are performed as self-employed individuals, with popular sectors including human health, education, and wholesale and retail trade.

Furthermore, 26.0 percent of salaried employees in Belgium work part-time, with women more likely to do so than men. Women often reduce their working hours to care for children or others, while men cite personal reasons for working part-time. The most popular part-time regime for both genders is working four-fifths.

By Samantha Nguyen

As a content writer at newsskio.com, I weave words to craft compelling narratives that captivate readers and bring stories to life. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, I strive to create engaging and informative content that resonates with our audience. Whether I'm delving into the latest news trends or exploring unique angles on various topics, my goal is to deliver quality content that informs, entertains, and inspires. Join me on this journey as we uncover the news stories that matter most.

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