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Overeducation and Wages in Europe: Evidence from Quantile Regression

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  • Ana I Moro-Egido
  • Santiago Budría

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The overeducation literature has typically assumed that the effect of overeducation on wages is constant across the conditional wage distribution. In this paper we use quantile regression and data from 12 European countries to show that differences across segments of the distribution are indeed large. Moreover, we investigate to what extent overeducation is related to (the lack of) unobserved skills. By differentiating between segments of the distribution, we discriminate between groups of workers with different skills. We find that the detrimental effects of overeducation among the high-skilled are even larger than among the low-skilled. This finding lends support to the view that overeducation is an event that reduces the worker’s potential productivity, regardless of his skills.

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  1. A. Tampieri, 2011. "Meeting at School. Assortative Matching in Partnerships and Over-Education," Working Papers wp726, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.
  2. Lamo, Ana & Messina, Julián, 2010. "Formal education, mismatch and wages after transition: Assessing the impact of unobserved heterogeneity using matching estimators," Working Paper Series 1215, European Central Bank.
  3. Hong-Kyun Kim & Seung C. Ahn & Jihye Kim, 2012. "Vertical and Horizontal Education-Job Mismatches in the Korean Youth Labor Market : A Quantile Regression Approach," Working Papers 1201, Research Institute for Market Economy, Sogang University.
  4. Kelly, Elish & O'Connell, Philip J. & Smyth, Emer, 2010. "The economic returns to field of study and competencies among higher education graduates in Ireland," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 29(4), pages 650-657, August.
  5. Emanuela Ghignoni & Alina Verashchagina, 2012. "Educational qualifications mismatch in Europe Is it demand or supply driven?," Working Papers 154, University of Rome La Sapienza, Department of Public Economics.
  6. Alessandro Tampieri, 2010. "The Sex and the Uni: Educational Assortative Matching the Over-Education," Discussion Papers in Economics 10/05, Department of Economics, University of Leicester.

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