Green, F. and McIntosh, S. and Vignoles, A. (2002) The utilization of education and skills. Evidence from Britain. The Manchester School, 70 (6). pp. 792-811. ISSN 1463-6786 .
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This paper assesses how far the products of education are utilized in the British labour market, and how utilization has recently changed. We distinguish the concepts of 'under-education', 'over-education' and,qualification inflation'. Using data from four surveys we find that over-education, while substantial, has been stable since the mid-1980s. Although observed over-education is partly associated with low ability compared with one's educational peers, both over-education and skill under-utilization are also associated with mismatch in the labour market, and both involve a loss of wages. We conclude that, in order to inform policy, education and skill utilization should be closely monitored.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics|
|Depositing User:||Francis Green|
|Date Deposited:||08 Sep 2008 19:15|
|Last Modified:||12 Jun 2012 10:11|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4861 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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