Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/34938
Authors: 
Mavromaras, Kostas
McGuinness, Seamus
O'Leary, Nigel C.
Sloane, Peter J.
Fok, Yi King
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 3136
Abstract: 
This paper examines the parallel trends in education and labour market developments in Australia and Britain. It uses unique information in the WERS and HILDA surveys on reported overskilling in the workplace. To a degree, the overskilling information overcomes the problem of unobserved ability differences and focuses on the actual job-employee mismatch more than the conventional overeducation variables can. The paper finds that the prevalence of overskilling decreases with education at least for Australia, but the wage penalty associated with overskilling increases with education. Although the general patterns of overskilling (prevalence and penalties) are fairly similar between Australia and Britain, the problem appears to be greater in Britain.
Subjects: 
Overskilling
overeducation
Australia
Britain
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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