Is there a genuine under-utilization of skills amongst the over-qualified?

Green, Francis and McIntosh, Steven (2007) Is there a genuine under-utilization of skills amongst the over-qualified? Applied Economics, 39 (4). pp. 427-439. ISSN 0003-6846. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Stephen Holland
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:56
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 09:38
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1426 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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