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Overeducation and Local Labour Markets in Spain

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  • Ramos, Raul

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    (University of Barcelona)

  • Sanromá, Esteban

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    (University of Barcelona)

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The objective of this paper is to analyze the influence of individual variables and some characteristics related to spatial mobility in regional labour markets on overeducation in Spain. With this aim, we use microdata from the Spanish Budget Family Survey to estimate a logit model for overeducation probability taking into account the problem of selection bias and the presence of data of different levels (individuals and territory). The obtained results permit us to conclude that the size of local labour markets and the possibility of extending the job search to other labour markets through commuting are relevant factors to explain overeducation in the Spanish labour market. In spite of the differences in terms of labour market institutions, our results are very similar to the ones obtained for other countries.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 6028.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2011
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Publication status: published in: Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 2013, 104 (3), 278-291
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Keywords: Spain; educational mismatch; multilevel; commuting; job mismatch; differential overeducation;

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  2. Dolado, Juan J. & Felgueroso, Florentino, 2008. "Occupational Mismatch and Moonlighting Among Spanish Physicians: Do Couples Matter?," CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers 6803, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  3. Antonio Di Paolo & Anna Matas & Josep Lluís Raymond, 2014. "“Job Accessibility, Employment and Job-Education Mismatch in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona”," AQR Working Papers, University of Barcelona, Regional Quantitative Analysis Group 201411, University of Barcelona, Regional Quantitative Analysis Group, revised May 2014.
  4. Giuseppe Lucio Gaeta, 2013. "Was it worth it? An empirical analysis of over-education among Ph.D. recipients in Italy," Working Papers, c.MET-05 - Centro interuniversitario di Economia Applicata alle Politiche per L'industria, lo Sviluppo locale e l'Internazionalizzazione 1302, c.MET-05 - Centro interuniversitario di Economia Applicata alle Politiche per L'industria, lo Sviluppo locale e l'Internazionalizzazione.
  5. Croce, Giuseppe & Ghignoni, Emanuela, 2011. "Overeducation and spatial flexibility in Italian local labour markets," MPRA Paper 29670, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Signe Jauhiainen, 2006. "Regional Differences in Overeducation," ERSA conference papers ersa06p180, European Regional Science Association.
  7. Simona Iammarino & Elisabetta Marinelli, 2012. "Education-Job (Mis)Matching And Interregional Migration: Italian University Graduates’ Transition To Work," Working Papers, Birkbeck Centre for Innovation Management Research 8, Birkbeck Centre for Innovation Management Research, revised Sep 2012.

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