Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/71751
Authors: 
Carroll, David
Tani, Massimiliano
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 7202
Abstract: 
This study considers the relationship between job search and over-education amongst recent Australian bachelor degree graduates. Using a panel estimation method, we find that using universities' career offices is associated with a reduced probability of over-education (between 3% and 8%) vis-à-vis responding to a job advertisement or searching through networking. These results are robust to alternative specifications and estimation techniques. As over-education is characterised by high persistence, the role of university career services and fairs in screening and matching the skills of graduands with the needs of employers at the entry point into the labour market cannot be overlooked.
Subjects: 
over-education
graduate labour market
job search
JEL: 
A22
I23
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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