Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/92237
Authors: 
Piracha Matloob
Tani, Massimiliano
Vadean, Florin
Year of Publication: 
2012
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Migration [ISSN:] 2193-9039 [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 1 [Year:] 2012 [Pages:] 1-21
Abstract: 
Literature on the immigrant labour market mismatch has not explored the signal provided by the quality of home country work experience, particularly that of education-occupation mismatch prior to migration.We show that type of work experience in the home country plays a significant role in explaining immigrant mismatch in the destination country's labour market. We use the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Australia and find that having been over-educated in the last job held in the home country increases the likelihood of being over-educated in Australia by about 45 percent. Whereas having been under-educated in the home country has an even stronger impact, as it increases the probability to be similarly mismatched in Australia by 62 percent.
Subjects: 
immigration
education-occupation mismatch
sample selection
JEL: 
C34
J24
J61
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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