Skill mismatches and wages among European university graduates
AbstractThis article uses comparable international data to examine the extent and wage effects of skill mismatches among European university graduates. The results show that the mismatched earn on average 11.7% less than their well-matched counterparts. This effect, however, cannot be regarded as constant across the conditional earnings distribution: workers with lower unobserved earnings capacity tend to be exposed to greater wage losses when they end up in mismatched jobs.
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Volume (Year): 19 (2012)
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- Bárcena-Martín, Elena & Budría, Santiago & Moro-Egido, Ana I., 2011. "Skill mismatches and wages among European university graduates," MPRA Paper 33673, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- C29 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Other
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
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