publication . Article . 2014

Exploring the relationship between educational mismatch, earnings and job satisfaction in the tourism industry

Adelaida Lillo-Bañuls; José M. Casado-Díaz;
Open Access English
  • Published: 14 May 2014
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Country: Spain
This article analyses the interrelationship between educational mismatch, wages and job satisfaction in the Spanish tourism sector in the first years of the global economic crisis. It is shown that there is a much higher incidence of over-education among workers in the Spanish tourism sector than in the rest of the economy despite this sector recording lower educational levels. This study estimates two models to analyse the influence of the educational mismatch on wages and job satisfaction for workers in the tourism industry and for the Spanish economy as a whole. The first model shows that in the tourism sector, the wage penalty associated with over-education ...
free text keywords: Educational mismatch, Job satisfaction, Wages, Over-education, Crisis, Economía Aplicada, Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management, Geography, Planning and Development
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