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Job Mismatches and Labour Market Outcomes: Panel Evidence on Australian University Graduates

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  • Mavromaras, Kostas G.

    ()
    (NILS, Flinders University)

  • McGuinness, Seamus

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    (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin)

  • O'Leary, Nigel C.

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    (Swansea University)

  • Sloane, Peter J.

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    (Swansea University)

  • Wei, Zhang

    ()
    (NILS, Flinders University)

Abstract

The interpretation of graduate mismatch manifested either as overeducation or as overskilling remains problematical. This paper uses annual panel information on both educational and skills mismatches uniquely found in the HILDA survey to analyse the relationship of both mismatches with pay, job satisfaction and job mobility. We find that overeducation and overskilling are distinct phenomena with different labour market outcomes and that their combination results in the most severe negative labour market outcomes. Using panel methodology reduces strongly the size of many relevant coefficients, questioning previous cross-section results and suggesting the presence of considerable unobserved heterogeneity which varies by gender.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 5083.

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Length: 47 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2010
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Publication status: published in: Economic Record, 2013, Vol 89, No 286, 382-395
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp5083

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Keywords: mobility; satisfaction; overeducation; overskilling; wages;

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  1. Carroll, David & Tani, Massimiliano, 2013. "Job Search as a Determinant of Graduate Over-Education: Evidence from Australia," IZA Discussion Papers 7202, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Jones, Melanie K. & Mavromaras, Kostas G. & Sloane, Peter J. & Wei, Zhang, 2011. "Disability and Job Mismatches in the Australian Labour Market," IZA Discussion Papers 6152, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Kornélia Lazányi, 2012. "Study for nothing? Literature overview of labour market opportunities for individuals with tertiary education," Proceedings of FIKUSZ '12, Óbuda University, Keleti Faculty of Business and Management, in: Pál Michelberger (ed.), Proceedings of FIKUSZ '12, pages 37-46 Óbuda University, Keleti Faculty of Business and Management.
  4. Carroll, David & Tani, Massimiliano, 2013. "Over-education of recent higher education graduates: New Australian panel evidence," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 32(C), pages 207-218.

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