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Immigrant overeducation across two generations: The role of gender and part-time work

Kevin André Pineda-Hernández, Francois Rycx and Mélanie Volral

No 24-010, Working Papers CEB from ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Abstract: A large body of literature shows that first-generation immigrants born in developing countries experience a higher likelihood of being overeducated than natives (i.e. immigrant overeducation). However, evidence is remarkably scarce when it comes to the overeducation of second-generation immigrants. Using a matched employer-employee database for Belgium over the period 1999-2016 and generalized ordered logit regressions, we contribute to the literature with one of the first studies on the intergenerational nexus between overeducation and origin among tertiary-educated workers. We show that immigrant overeducation disappears across two generations when workers work full-time. However, immigrant overeducation is a persistent intergenerational phenomenon when workers work part-time. Our gender-interacted estimates endorse these findings for female and male immigrants.

Keywords: Immigrants; intergenerational studies; labour market integration; overeducation; generalized ordered logit; moderating factors (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 I22 J15 J24 J61 J62 J71 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2024-05-06
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