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Young workers‟ overeducation and cohort effects in“P.I.G.S.†countries versus the Netherlands:a pseudo-panel analysis

Emanuela Ghignoni ()

No 147, Working Papers from University of Rome La Sapienza, Department of Public Economics

Abstract: According to theoretical and empirical evidence young workers are more likely to be overeducated than adult ones, especially in countries where the educational attainments of young people grow quickly and the school-to-work transition is difficult and/or lengthy.Nonetheless, if overeducation were expected to disappear during working life, it would not be a crucial problem.To test the transitory nature/persistence of this phenomenon, firstly, I estimated overeducation using the competences frontier method and, later, I studied the “destination†of different cohorts of workers by applying a pseudo-panel technique to Eurostat data referring to European Mediterranean countries and the Netherlands.

Keywords: overeducation; transitoriness; youth employment; cohort effects; returns to education (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J21 J24 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 40
Date: 2011-10
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