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The role of geographic mobility in reducing education-job mismatches in the Netherlands

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  • Hensen, M.M.

    (Research Centre for Educ and Labour Mark)

  • de Vries, M.R.

    (Research Centre for Educ and Labour Mark)

  • Cörvers, F.

    (Research Centre for Educ and Labour Mark)

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In this paper we investigate the relationship between geographic mobility and education‐job mismatch in the Netherlands. We focus on the role of geographic mobility in reducing the probability of graduates working (i) jobs below their education level; (ii) jobs outside their study field; (iii) part‐time jobs; (iv) flexible jobs; or (v) jobs paid below the wage expected at the beginning of the career. For this purpose we use data on secondary and higher vocational education graduates in the period 1996–2001. We show that graduates who are mobile have higher probability of finding jobs at the acquired education level than those who are not. Moreover, mobile graduates have higher probability of finding full‐time or permanent jobs. This suggests that mobility is sought to prevent not only having to take a job below the acquired education level, but also other education‐job mismatches; graduates are spatially flexible particularly to ensure full‐time jobs. Resumen En este artículo investigamos la relación entre movilidad geográfica y desequilibrio entre educación y puesto de trabajo en los Países Bajos. Nos centramos en el papel de la movilidad geográfica en reducir la probabilidad de graduados trabajando en (i) trabajos por debajo de su nivel educativo; (ii) trabajos fuera de su campo de estudio; (iii) trabajos a tiempo parcial; (iv) trabajo flexible; o (v) trabajos pagados por debajo del salario esperado al principio de la carrera profesional. Con este propósito utilizamos datos de graduados de educación secundaria y superior vocacional durante el periodo 1996–2001. Mostramos que los graduados que tienen movilidad tienen una probabilidad más alta de encontrar trabajo del nivel educativo adquirido que aquellos que no la tienen. Además, los graduados con movilidad tienen mayor probabilidad de encontrar trabajo a tiempo completo o permanente. Esto sugiere que la movilidad se busca para prevenir no solo el tener que aceptar un trabajo por debajo del nivel educativo adquir
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  • Hensen, M.M. & de Vries, M.R. & Cörvers, F., 2009. "The role of geographic mobility in reducing education-job mismatches in the Netherlands," ROA Research Memorandum 009, Maastricht University, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).
  • Handle: RePEc:unm:umaror:2009009
    DOI: 10.26481/umaror.2009009
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