Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/50614
Authors: 
Piracha, Matloob
Tani, Massimiliano
Vadean, Florin
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
School of Economics discussion papers 11,05
Abstract: 
Literature on the immigrant labour market mismatch has not explored the signal provided by the quality of home country work experience, particularly that of education-occupation mismatch prior to migration. We show that type of work experience in the home country plays a significant role in explaining immigrant mismatch in the destination country's labour market. We use the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Australia and find that having been over-educated in the last job held in the home country increases the likelihood of being over-educated in Australia by about 45 percent. Whereas having been under-educated in the home country has an even stronger impact, as it increases the probability to be similarly mismatched in Australia by 61 percent.
Subjects: 
immigration
education-occupation mismatch
sample selection
JEL: 
C34
J24
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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