Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/174487
Authors: 
Gaeta, Giuseppe Lucio
Lubrano Lavadera, Giuseppe
Pastore, Francesco
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper 180
Abstract: 
The wage effect of overeducation has only recently been investigated in the case of Ph.D. holders. The existing contributions rely on OLS estimates that allow measuring the average effect of being educationally mismatched at the mean of the conditional wage distribution. This paper, instead, observes the heterogeneity of the overeducation penalty along the hourly wage distribution and according to the study field and sector of employment (academic/non-academic) of Ph.D. holders. We estimate a Recentered Influence Function. The results reveal that overeducation hits the wages of those Ph.D. holders who are employed in the academic sector and in non-R&D jobs outside of the academic sector. Instead, no penalty exists among those who carry out R&D outside the Academia. The size of the penalty is higher among those who are in the mid-top of the wage distribution and hold a Social Science and Humanities specialization.
Subjects: 
Job-education mismatch
Overeducation
Wages
Ph.D. holders
Unconditional quantile regression
Italy
JEL: 
C26
I23
I26
J13
J24
J28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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