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How can skill mismatch be measured? : new approaches with PIAAC

Wie kann man Skill-Mismatch messen? : neue Ansätze mit PIAAC
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Perry, Anja; Wiederhold, Simon; Ackermann-Piek, Daniela

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Abstract "Measuring skill mismatch is problematic, because objective data on an individual skill level are often not available. Recently published data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) provide a unique opportunity for gauging the importance of skill mismatch in modern labor markets. This paper systematically compares existing measures of skill mismatch in terms of their implications for labor market outcomes. We also provide a new measure that addresses an important limitation of existing measures, namely, assigning a single competency score to individuals. We find that the importance of skill mismatch for individual earnings differs greatly, depending on the measure of mismatch used." (author's abstract)
Keywords qualification; mismatch; labor market; measurement; data capture; validity; international comparison
Classification Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods; Labor Market Research
Free Keywords PIAAC; Job Requirement Approach
Document language English
Publication Year 2014
Page/Pages p. 137-174
Journal Methods, data, analyses : a journal for quantitative methods and survey methodology (mda), 8 (2014) 2
Issue topic The implementation of PIAAC in Germany
ISSN 1864-6956
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution