publication . Research . Article . 2019

It pays to study for the right job: Exploring the causes and consequences of education-occupation job mismatch

Fernando Rios‐Avila; Fabiola Saavedra-Caballero;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2019
  • Publisher: Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
Abstract
With the rapid increase in educational attainment, technological change, and greater job specialization, decisions regarding human capital investment are no longer exclusively about the quantity of education, but rather the type of education to obtain. The skills and knowledge acquired in specific fields of study are more valuable for some jobs compared to others, which suggests the existence of differences in the quality of the educationoccupation match in the labor market. With this premise in mind, this paper aims to estimate the effect of the quality of this education-occupation job match on workers' wages and to explore the factors that contribute to the ex...
Subjects
free text keywords: I21, J24, J31, Educational Mismatch, Earnings, Wage Premiums, Educational Economics, ddc:330
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publication . Research . Article . 2019

It pays to study for the right job: Exploring the causes and consequences of education-occupation job mismatch

Fernando Rios‐Avila; Fabiola Saavedra-Caballero;