Immigrant Over- and Under-Education: The Role of Home Country Labour Market Experience

Piracha, Matloob E and Tani, Massimiliano and Vadean, Florin (2012) Immigrant Over- and Under-Education: The Role of Home Country Labour Market Experience. IZA Journal of Migration, 1 (3). p. 1. ISSN 2193-9039. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1186/2193-9039-1-3) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Literature on the immigrant labour market mismatch has not explored the signal provided by the quality of home country work experience, particularly that of education-occupation mismatch prior to migration.?We show that type of work experience in the home country plays a significant role in explaining immigrant mismatch in the destination country’s labour market. We use the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Australia and find that having been over-educated in the last job held in the home country increases the likelihood of being over-educated in Australia by about 45 percent. Whereas having been under-educated in the home country has an even stronger impact, as it increases the probability to be similarly mismatched in Australia by 62 percent.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: number of additional authors: 2;
Uncontrolled keywords: Immigration; Education-occupation mismatch; Sample selection; C34; J24; J61
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 11:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40551 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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