Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/194812
Authors: 
Alfano, Vincenzo
D'Uva, Marcella
De Simone, Elina
Gaeta, Giuseppe Lucio
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper 340
Abstract: 
Finding a non-academic job in line with both doctoral graduates’ degree and acquired know-how can be difficult because of insufficient demand for R&D skills in public administration and private enterprise and/or because of the lack of matching between the existing demand and the Ph.D. holders’ specialization. The aim of this paper is to test whether migrating from some regions may improve job-education matching in Italy. The econometric strategy takes into account Ph.D. holders’ selfselection into non-academic employment as well as the endogeneity of the migration choice. Results demonstrate that migration seems to facilitate the possibility of finding better job opportunities. More specifically, only migration within the regions of the centre and north of Italy seems to improve jobeducation matching.
Subjects: 
Ph.D. holders
job-education mismatch
migration
JEL: 
J61
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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