Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21195
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorBüchel, Felixen_US
dc.contributor.authorPollmann-Schult, Matthiasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:20:16Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:20:16Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21195-
dc.description.abstractThurow?s job-competition model implies that overeducation is contingent upon the differingskill endowments of employees. As yet, only rudimentary evidence has been furnished toconfirm this relationship. In the present paper, we test the theory in a more sophisticatedmanner, by means of a more differentiated survey of the skill endowments of workers. Ouranalyses are based on the German Life History Study (GLHS), in which longitudinalbiographical data was gathered for the West German cohorts born in 1964 and 1971 up untilthe year of the survey (1998). These data are analyzed using a trivariate probit model whichtakes into account the selective acquisition of school qualifications, and the selective choiceof vocational training with varying levels of quality.Our findings confirm that type and grade of school leaving certificate both have a strongeffect on the later risk of overeducation. The quality of the vocational training chosen onlyimpacts on the overeducation risk when the strong selectivity effects in certain types ofschools and types of vocational training are not taken into account. In line with existingliterature, we find that the risk of overeducation decreases with increasing traditional skillmeasures such as experience, tenure, on-the-job-training, and further education. In sum, ourresults clearly confirm the capacity of the job-competition model to explain the persistence ofovereducation in the labor market.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x337en_US
dc.subject.jelJ62en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ41en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordOvereducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordskillsen_US
dc.subject.keywordhuman capitalen_US
dc.subject.keywordschool achievementen_US
dc.subject.keywordvocational trainingen_US
dc.subject.keywordcareer mobilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordintergenerational mobilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordselectivity effectsen_US
dc.subject.stwErwerbsverlaufen_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwÜberqualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufsausbildungen_US
dc.subject.stwHumankapitalen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleOvereducation and Skill Endowments The Role of School Achievement and Vocational Training Qualityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn844078417en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

Files in This Item:
File
Size
173.29 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.