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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 differing skill endowments of employees. As yet, only rudimentary evidence has been furnished to confirm this relationship. In the present paper, we test the theory in a more sophisticated manner, by means of a more differentiated survey of the skill endowments of workers. Our analyses are based on the German Life History Study (GLHS), in which longitudinal biographical data was gathered for the West German cohorts born in 1964 and 1971 up until the year of the survey (1998). These data are analyzed using a trivariate probit model which takes into account the selective acquisition of school qualifications, and the selective choice of vocational training with varying levels of quality. Our findings confirm that type and grade of school leaving certificate both have a strong effect on the later risk of overeducation. The quality of the vocational training chosen only impacts on the overeducation risk when the strong selectivity effects in certain types of schools and types of vocational training are not taken into account. In line with existing literature, we find that the risk of overeducation decreases with increasing traditional skill measures such as experience, tenure, on-the-job-training, and further education. In sum, our results clearly confirm the capacity of the job-competition model to explain the persistence of overeducation in the labor market.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 337en_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.ppn336028156en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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