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Educational and Skills Mismatches: Unravelling Their Effects on Wages across Europe

Loredana Cultrera, Benoît Mahy (), Francois Rycx () and Guillaume Vermeylen ()
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Loredana Cultrera: University of Mons
Benoît Mahy: University of Mons
Guillaume Vermeylen: University of Mons

No 15108, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: This paper is among the firsts to investigate the impact of overeducation and overskilling on workers' wages using a unique pan-European database covering twenty-eight countries for the year 2014, namely the CEDEFOP's European Skills and Jobs (ESJ) survey. Overall, the results suggest a wage penalty associated with overeducation. When interacting educational mismatch with skills mismatch into apparent overeducation and genuine overeducation, the results suggest that the highest wage penalty is reached for workers that are both overeducated and overskilled.

Keywords: wages; skills mismatch; educational mismatch; European survey (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J21 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 16 pages
Date: 2022-02
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Forthcoming - forthcoming in: Education Economics, 2022

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