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Skill Mismatch of Graduates in a Local Labour Market

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  • Enrico Marelli

    () (University of Brescia)

  • Dario Sciulli

    () (University “G. d’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescaraâ€)

  • Marcello Signorelli

    () (University of Perugia)

Abstract

In this paper we first review the (potential and actual) role of the Universities for the local economies in which they operate, especially considering the implications deriving from the degree of skill mismatch (over-education) in a local labour market. Then, in the second part of the paper, we realise an empirical investigation based on administrative information of an Italian University matched with the data of the job centres of the local (provincial) labour market in order to reconstruct the characteristics of the university-to-work transitions of graduates. Our results have important policy implications, since for local development it is crucial, among other things, to make the best use of all human resources and especially those with the highest educational level.

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  • Enrico Marelli & Dario Sciulli & Marcello Signorelli, 2014. "Skill Mismatch of Graduates in a Local Labour Market," Economy of region, Centre for Economic Security, Institute of Economics of Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, vol. 1(2), pages 181-194.
  • Handle: RePEc:ura:ecregj:v:1:y:2014:i:2:p:181-194
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