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ERIC Number: EJ1115868
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Who Is Overeducated and Why? Probit and Dynamic Mixed Multinomial Logit Analyses of Vertical Mismatch in East and West Germany
Boll, Christina; Leppin, Julian Sebastian; Schömann, Klaus
Education Economics, v24 n6 p639-662 2016
Overeducation potentially signals a productivity loss. With Socio-Economic Panel data from 1984 to 2011 we identify drivers of educational mismatch for East and West medium and highly educated Germans. Addressing measurement error, state dependence and unobserved heterogeneity, we run dynamic mixed multinomial logit models for three different measures of educational mismatch. We find that overeducation is mainly state dependent. Results largely hinge on the selected specification. Yet, robust results are that employment experience decreases and past unemployment increases the mismatch risk. An employer change seldomly serves as a suitable escape strategy, nor does a dual qualification save graduates from entering overeducation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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