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The determinants of overeducation: different measures, different outcomes?

Dieter Verhaest UGent and Eddy Omey UGent (2010) INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANPOWER. 31(6). p.608-625
abstract
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to assess the measurement sensitivity of the estimated determinants of overeducation. Design/methodology/approach - The paper analyses the determinants of overeducation among Flemish school leavers in their first job by means of probit regression analysis. Overeducation is measured on the basis of job analysis (JA), self-assessments and realised matches. Findings - The results demonstrate that the application of different overeducation measures sometimes leads to different outcomes. Only a few variables - for instance the student's academic grade in the final year - are consistently found to be important for the explanation of overeducation. Some outcomes are consistent with the supposition that several indicators actually measure other concepts. Research limitations/implications - Further research using JA measures that are based on alternative and more recent occupational classifications would be useful. Originality/value - The application of different measures provides further insight into the overeducation measurement problem.
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subject
keyword
EARNINGS, BRITAIN, IMPACT, Qualifications, WOMEN, Education, Jobs, Job analysis, School leavers, UNDEREDUCATION, Belgium, MINORITIES, LABOR-MARKET, OVER-EDUCATION, SKILL MISMATCHES
journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANPOWER
Int. J. Manpow.
volume
31
issue
6
pages
608 - 625
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000283112900001
JCR category
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS & LABOR
JCR impact factor
0.429 (2010)
JCR rank
18/22 (2010)
JCR quartile
4 (2010)
ISSN
0143-7720
DOI
10.1108/01437721011073337
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1224457
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1224457
date created
2011-05-16 14:20:47
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:45:26
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  abstract     = {Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to assess the measurement sensitivity of the estimated determinants of overeducation. Design/methodology/approach - The paper analyses the determinants of overeducation among Flemish school leavers in their first job by means of probit regression analysis. Overeducation is measured on the basis of job analysis (JA), self-assessments and realised matches. Findings - The results demonstrate that the application of different overeducation measures sometimes leads to different outcomes. Only a few variables - for instance the student's academic grade in the final year - are consistently found to be important for the explanation of overeducation. Some outcomes are consistent with the supposition that several indicators actually measure other concepts. Research limitations/implications - Further research using JA measures that are based on alternative and more recent occupational classifications would be useful. Originality/value - The application of different measures provides further insight into the overeducation measurement problem.},
  author       = {Verhaest, Dieter and Omey, Eddy},
  issn         = {0143-7720},
  journal      = {INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANPOWER},
  keyword      = {EARNINGS,BRITAIN,IMPACT,Qualifications,WOMEN,Education,Jobs,Job analysis,School leavers,UNDEREDUCATION,Belgium,MINORITIES,LABOR-MARKET,OVER-EDUCATION,SKILL MISMATCHES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {608--625},
  title        = {The determinants of overeducation: different measures, different outcomes?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01437721011073337},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Verhaest, Dieter, and Eddy Omey. 2010. “The Determinants of Overeducation: Different Measures, Different Outcomes?” International Journal of Manpower 31 (6): 608–625.
APA
Verhaest, D., & Omey, E. (2010). The determinants of overeducation: different measures, different outcomes? INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANPOWER, 31(6), 608–625.
Vancouver
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Verhaest D, Omey E. The determinants of overeducation: different measures, different outcomes? INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANPOWER. 2010;31(6):608–25.
MLA
Verhaest, Dieter, and Eddy Omey. “The Determinants of Overeducation: Different Measures, Different Outcomes?” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANPOWER 31.6 (2010): 608–625. Print.