Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/141445
Authors: 
Schwientek, Caroline
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
FAU Discussion Papers in Economics 07/2016
Abstract: 
This paper investigates determinants and wage effects of educational mismatch for both natives and immigrants in Germany. Using the GSOEP panel data from 1991 to 2013, I find that conditional on educational attainment immigrants face a higher incidence of overeducation compared to their native counterparts. Among immigrants German language skills as well as education and experience gained in Germany are negatively correlated with the risk of overeducation. Results from the wage regression indicate that required education is equally rewarded for natives and immigrants, whereas immigrants suffer from a higher penalty from overeducation, but face a lower penalty from undereducation.
Subjects: 
educational mismatch
wages
immigrants
JEL: 
I21
I26
J15
J24
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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