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Skill Mismatch among Migrant Workers: Evidence from A Large Multi-Country Dataset

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  • Maarten van Klaveren
  • Kea Tijdens
  • Stefano Visintin

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This article unravels the migrants’ incidence of skill mismatch taking into consideration different migration flows. Mismatch is the situation in which workers have jobs for which lower skill levels are required compared to their education. It used a dataset (from a large multi-country web survey) particularly suited to investigate differences in skill mismatch between native and migrant workers. The main advantages are its ample size and the large variety of country of origin and destination combinations, which allows for detailed analysis of different migration flows. This provides an innovative multi-country perspective, including nations and migrants from all continents.

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  • Maarten van Klaveren & Kea Tijdens & Stefano Visintin, 2015. "Skill Mismatch among Migrant Workers: Evidence from A Large Multi-Country Dataset," Working Papers id:7342, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:7342
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    1. Joanna Tyrowicz & Magdalena Smyk & Lucas van der Velde, 2018. "A cautionary note on the reliability of the online survey data – the case of Wage Indicator," IAAEU Discussion Papers 201805, Institute of Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU).
    2. Falcke, Swantje & Meng, Christoph & Nollen, Romy, 2016. "Educational mismatches for second generation migrants. An analysis of applied science graduates in the Netherlands," Research Memorandum 028, Maastricht University, Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE).
    3. Falcke, Swantje & Meng, Christoph & Nollen, Romy, 2016. "Educational mismatches for second generation migrants. An analysis of applied science graduates in the Netherlands," ROA Research Memorandum 010, Maastricht University, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).
    4. Ulceluse, Magdalena, 2018. "Self-employment as a stepping stone to better labour market matching: a comparison between immigrants and natives," GLO Discussion Paper Series 219, Global Labor Organization (GLO).
    5. Muñoz de Bustillo, Rafael & Sarkar, Sudipa & Sebastián, Raquel & Antón, José-Ignacio, 2018. "Education mismatch in Europe at the turn of the century: Measurement, intensity and evolution," MPRA Paper 85779, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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