Incidence, effects, dynamics and routes out of overqualification in Europe: a comprehensive analysis distinguishing by employment status
Emilio Congregado (),
Jos頍ar𨀍 Millᮠ and
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Concepción Román and
Jose Maria Millan ()
Applied Economics, 2016, vol. 48, issue 5, 411-445
This study aims to improve our understanding of overqualification by incorporating distinctions in employment status (i.e. self-employed workers, private employees and public employees) in the analysis of the incidence, effects, dynamics and routes out of overqualification. To this end, we apply discrete choice - ordered and nonordered - and count models to the data obtained from the European Community Household Panel for the EU-15. Our results indicate that the incidence of overqualification varies by employment status, where self-employed workers report the lowest occurrence. Furthermore, this analysis suggests that overqualification is a permanent phenomenon and demonstrates that successful pathways out of overqualification differ by employment status. The implications of these results for education and labour market policies are also discussed.
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