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Overqualification, Job Dissatisfaction, and Increasing Dispersion in the Returns to Graduate Education

Green, Francis and Zhu, Yu (2008) Overqualification, Job Dissatisfaction, and Increasing Dispersion in the Returns to Graduate Education. Discussion paper. University of Kent, University of Kent, Canterbury (KAR id:4836)

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Abstract

Increasing dispersion in the returns to graduate education is found, using

distinguish between and validate measures of “Real” and “Formal”

underutilisation of skill; and using a unique data series in Britain we report the

between types is relevant because employees in the Real Overqualification

the Formal Overqualification group. Real Overqualification, but not Formal

Overqualification has been increasing over time, and in 2006 characterised

only slowly; in 2006 it affected less than one in ten graduates. Conditioning on

significant increase in the dispersion of returns to graduate education. The

information on the distribution of the returns to graduate education.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion paper)
Additional information: Discussion Papers in Economics, 0803
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: G.F. Green
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2009 13:38 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 13:40 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4836 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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