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ERIC Number: EJ1095651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Over-Education and Assortative Matching in Partnerships: A Theoretical Analysis
Tampieri, Alessandro
Education Economics, v24 n3 p312-328 2016
This paper argues that assortative matching may explain over-education. Education determines individuals' income and, due to the presence of assortative matching, the quality of partners in personal, social and working life. Thus, an individual acquires education to improve the expected partners' quality. However, since every individual of the same level of ability acquires the same level of education, the relative levels of education among individuals do not change, the expected partners' quality does not increase and over-education emerges.
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Language: English
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