Educational and Skills Mismatches: Unravelling Their Effects on Wages Across Europe. A new GLO Discussion Paper by GLO Fellow François Rycx and colleagues.

A new GLO Discussion Paper finds a wage penalty associated with overeducation. 

GLO Discussion Paper No. 1059, 2022

 Educational and Skills Mismatches: Unravelling Their Effects on Wages Across Europe  Download PDF
by Cultrera, Loredana & Mahy, Benoît & Rycx, François & Vermeylen, Guillaume

GLO Fellow François Rycx

Author Abstract: This paper is among the firsts to investigate the impact of overeducation and overskilling on workers’ wages using a unique pan-European database covering twenty-eight countries for the year 2014, namely the CEDEFOP’s European Skills and Jobs (ESJ) survey. Overall, the results suggest a wage penalty associated with overeducation. When interacting educational mismatch with skills mismatch into apparent overeducation and genuine overeducation, the results suggest that the highest wage penalty is reached for workers that are both overeducated and overskilled.

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