Skill mismatches and wages among European university graduates
Elena Barcena (),
Santiago Budria Rodriguez () and
Ana Moro-Egido ()
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This paper 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 loses when they end up in mismatched jobs.
Keywords: skill mismatch; pay-penalty; inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C29 J31 I21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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