ERIC Number: ED222782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Trends in the Mismatch between Occupation and Schooling: 1969-1980.
Clogg, Clifford C.; Shockey, James W.
Researchers propsed a new method for measuring the mismatch between the level of schooling and occupation on a per-worker basis. The method is basically a prevalence measure that relies on census data pertaining to schooling, occupation, and the match between them on a per-worker basis. After applying their method to data derived from the March Current Population Survey for each of the 12 years from 1969 through 1980, researchers determined that there has been at least a 64 percent increase in occupational mismatch over the 12-year interval. Also emerging from the analysis was the fact that the 20 through 34 age group experienced the most alarming increase in mismatch. In addition, researchers found that the broad category of managerial occupations registered over a 9 percent increase in mismatch risk, indicating the types of occupations into which over-educated workers are typically being placed. Feeling that their measure of occupational mismatch is more comprehensive than other similar previously-developed measures, the researchers called for further research on how the new method should be used in demographic research on labor force or labor market problems. They also recommended using the mismatch measure on the educational and employment policy fronts. (MN)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Demography, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Information Needs, Labor Force, Postsecondary Education, Relevance (Education), Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Secondary Education, Trend Analysis, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Social Sciences.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Current Population Survey; Occupational Mismatch
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (San Francisco, CA, September 1982).