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Unemployment duration and educational mismatches: A theoretical and empirical investigation among graduates in Cambodia

Vichet Sam

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This article analyzes the relation between unemployment duration and educational mismatches (overeducation and horizontal mismatches). This study proposes a job matching model to identify the theoretical mechanisms. An econometric analysis using the independent competing-risks duration model on a survey of graduates from Cambodian universities, allows testing the theoretical predictions. The results prove that unemployment duration increases with educational mismatches. The development of higher education sector in Cambodia needs to pay more attention to the unemployment risks and education-job mismatches among university graduates.

Keywords: vertical and horizontal educational mismatches; unemployment duration; job matching model; competing risks duration model. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I23 J24 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-04-01, Revised 2018-06-11
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