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Overeducation in the early career of secondary education graduates : an analysis using sequence techniques

Dieter Verhaest UGent, Schatteman Tom and Walter Van Trier UGent (2015) YOUNG. 23(4). p.336-356
abstract
Based on monthly observations of their labour market status in the first seven years after leaving education, this paper uses optimal matching sequence analysis to construct a typology of entry-patterns of Flemish secondary education graduates. Our main finding is that for a significant number of young people overeducation constitutes a persistent problem, affecting about half of the sample for nearly the full observation period. Investigating the risk factors involved, we find that some factors, such as having lower human capital endowments or facing job search constraints, enhance the risk of following disadvantageous trajectories. Having a lower reservation wage seems to make being persistently overeducated more likely. Yet, starting as ‘overeducated’ does not necessarily lead to being stuck in that state for the rest of the career. About 7% of our sample succeeds in entering an adequate position even after being overeducated for a relatively long period.
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MOBILITY, WEST-GERMANY, UNDEREDUCATION, CONSEQUENCES, MISMATCHES, EFFICIENCY, OPTIMAL MATCHING ANALYSIS, THE-JOB SEARCH, LABOR-MARKET, OVER-EDUCATION, optimal matching, youth labour market, Underemployment, overqualification
journal title
YOUNG
volume
23
issue
4
pages
336 - 356
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000363311800004
JCR category
SOCIAL SCIENCES, INTERDISCIPLINARY
JCR impact factor
0.977 (2015)
JCR rank
39/93 (2015)
JCR quartile
2 (2015)
ISSN
1103-3088
DOI
10.1177/1103308815596889
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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7134906
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-7134906
date created
2016-03-03 10:08:49
date last changed
2017-06-22 13:26:26
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  author       = {Verhaest, Dieter and Tom, Schatteman and Van Trier, Walter},
  issn         = {1103-3088},
  journal      = {YOUNG},
  keyword      = {MOBILITY,WEST-GERMANY,UNDEREDUCATION,CONSEQUENCES,MISMATCHES,EFFICIENCY,OPTIMAL MATCHING ANALYSIS,THE-JOB SEARCH,LABOR-MARKET,OVER-EDUCATION,optimal matching,youth labour market,Underemployment,overqualification},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {336--356},
  title        = {Overeducation in the early career of secondary education graduates : an analysis using sequence techniques},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1103308815596889},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2015},
}

Chicago
Verhaest, Dieter, Schatteman Tom, and Walter Van Trier. 2015. “Overeducation in the Early Career of Secondary Education Graduates : an Analysis Using Sequence Techniques.” Young 23 (4): 336–356.
APA
Verhaest, D., Tom, S., & Van Trier, W. (2015). Overeducation in the early career of secondary education graduates : an analysis using sequence techniques. YOUNG, 23(4), 336–356.
Vancouver
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Verhaest D, Tom S, Van Trier W. Overeducation in the early career of secondary education graduates : an analysis using sequence techniques. YOUNG. 2015;23(4):336–56.
MLA
Verhaest, Dieter, Schatteman Tom, and Walter Van Trier. “Overeducation in the Early Career of Secondary Education Graduates : an Analysis Using Sequence Techniques.” YOUNG 23.4 (2015): 336–356. Print.