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Is there a Genuine Under-utilisation of Skills Amongst the Over-qualified?

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Green, Francis; McIntosh, Steven

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Abstract Two theories of over-qualification are considered, namely mismatch, whereby workers do not find the most appropriate jobs for their skills, because of imperfect information or labour market rigidities, and ‘heterogeneous workers’, whereby individuals with the same qualifications have different actual skill levels, so that they can be over-qualified in terms of formal qualifications, while their skills are actually appropriate for the jobs that they do. The evidence suggests that both theories are relevant in certain situations.
Document language English
Publication Year 2007
Page/Pages p. 427-439
Journal Applied Economics, 39 (2007) 4
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)