Women are taking on more side jobs more than men, according to a recent study from Harvard University, and they are doing so for different reasons than men do — namely to help make ends meet, reports Julia Carpenter.
For some, of course, having a side gig is a good way to “turn passion into profit or to make some money on the side,” says Sara Berger, author of “The Cashlorette” blog at Bankrate. “But for a lot of people that’s not the case.”
“A recent survey from Bankrate showed that more than 44 million Americans have a side hustle. The majority are Millennials — adults aged 18 to 34,” says Carpenter.
About 69 percent of women, according to a recent survey from Bankrate said they needed the extra money from a second or third job to help pay for living expenses, compared to just 42% of men.
Making extra money, of course, can improve your situation but there’s always the danger of serious burnout from working too many hours.