Skill mismatches and wages among European university graduates
Elena Barcena (),
Santiago Budr�a and
Ana Moro-Egido ()
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Santiago Budria ()
Applied Economics Letters, 2012, vol. 19, issue 15, 1471-1475
This article uses comparable international data to examine the extent and wage effects of skill mismatches among European university graduates. The results show that the mismatched earn on average 11.7% less than their well-matched counterparts. This effect, however, cannot be regarded as constant across the conditional earnings distribution: workers with lower unobserved earnings capacity tend to be exposed to greater wage losses when they end up in mismatched jobs.
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