Education as investment, consumption or adapting to social norm: Implications for educational mismatch among graduates

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SELLAMI, Sana; VERHAEST, Dieter; NONNEMAN, Walter; VAN TRIER, Walter; (2015)
  • Subject: Educational motives, Higher education, Graduates, Wages, Job satisfaction, Underemployment, Over-qualification

We investigate the role of four motives to participate in higher education – investment, educational consumption, student life consumption and social pressure – on field of study choices and academic performance and on three labour market outcomes – over-education, wage... View more
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