EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Occupational Match Quality and Gender over Two Cohorts

John Addison, Liwen Chen and Orgul Ozturk
Additional contact information
Liwen Chen: East China Normal University

No 11114, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: Job mobility, especially early in a career, is an important source of wage growth. This effect is typically attributed to heterogeneity in the quality of employee-employer matches, with individuals learning of their abilities and discovering the tasks at which they are most productive through job search. That is, job mobility enables better matches, and individuals move to better their labor market prospects and settle once they find a satisfactory match. In this paper, we show that there are gender differences in match quality and changes in match quality over the course of careers. In particular, we find that females are mismatched more than males. This is true even for females with the best early-career matches. However, the direction of the gender effect differs significantly by education. Only females among the college educated are more mismatched and are more likely to be over-qualified then their male counterparts. These results are seemingly driven by life events, such as child birth. For their part, college-educated males of the younger cohort are worse off in terms of match quality compared to the older cohort, while the new generation of women is doing better on average.

Keywords: multidimensional skills; occupational mismatch; match quality; wages; gender wage gap; fertility; fertility timing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J16 J22 J24 J3 J31 J33 N3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 55 pages
Date: 2017-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-edu, nep-gen, nep-hrm, nep-lab and nep-ltv
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Published - revised version published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2020, 73(3), 730-767.

Downloads: (external link)
https://docs.iza.org/dp11114.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: Occupational Match Quality and Gender over Two Cohorts (2018) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:iza:izadps:dp11114

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
IZA, Margard Ody, P.O. Box 7240, D-53072 Bonn, Germany

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) IZA, P.O. Box 7240, D-53072 Bonn, Germany. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Holger Hinte ().

 
Page updated 2024-02-20
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp11114