Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/102328
Authors: 
McGuinness, Seamus
Byrne, Delma
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8440
Abstract: 
This paper uses graduate survey data and econometric methods to estimate the incidence and wage/job satisfaction effects of over-education and overskilling among immigrants graduating from EU 15 based universities in 2005. Female immigrants with shorter durations of domicile were found to have a higher likelihood of overskilling. Newly arrived immigrants incurred wage penalties' which were exacerbated by additional penalties resulting from overskilling in the male labour market and overeducation in the female labour market. Established immigrants were found to enjoy a wage premia, particularly within the male labour market, with no evidence of disproportionate wage impacts arising as a consequence of mismatch. Female immigrants were generally found to have a significantly lower probability of being job satisfied relative to native female graduates.
Subjects: 
overeducation
overskilling
immigrants
pay
job satisfaction
JEL: 
J31
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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