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Title:Mismatch in the graduate labour market among immigrants and second-generation ethnic minority groups PDF Logo
Authors:Byrne, Delma
McGuinness, Seamus
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:ESRI working paper 316
Abstract:This paper uses graduate survey data and econometric methods to estimate the incidence and wage effects of over-education and overskilling among immigrant and ethnic minority graduates from UK universities. The paper empirically demonstrates that immigrant and second-generation ethnic minority graduates were no more likely to experience education or skill mismatch relative to their native counterparts. Furthermore, graduates from immigrant and ethnic minority backgrounds incurred overeducation and overskilling wage penalties that lie well below the level incurred by native graduates. The research stresses the importance of controlling for the effects of location-specific human capital and sample selection when undertaking studies of this nature.
Subjects:overeducation
overskilling
ethnic minorities
immigrants
JEL:J21
J31
J61
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ESRI Working Papers, The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)

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