Problem Born of Prosperity

ONE of the paradoxes—and problems —of the U.S. full-employment prosperity is moonlighting, i.e., holding two jobs at once. Despite record wages, the number of workers who have one job in the daytime and still another at night or on days off, has risen from 1,800,000 to 3,700,000 in the past six years. Now one in 18 U.S. workers is a moonlighter—not counting the 14 million working wives who, in effect, hold two jobs. The practice is increasing so fast that management, doctors, social workers and even columnists advising the lovelorn...

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