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ERIC Number: EJ1147072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Immigrants' Educational Mismatch and the Penalty of Over-Education
Kalfa, Eleni; Piracha, Matloob
Education Economics, v25 n5 p462-481 2017
This paper analyses immigrants' educational mismatch and its impact on wages in Spain. The incidence of immigrants' education-occupation mismatch in the Spanish labour market can largely be explained by the mismatch in the last job held in the home country. The probability of having been over-educated in the home country has a higher effect on the probability of being over-educated in the first job in Spain. Those who were over-educated in their first job are more likely to continue being over-educated in their current job in Spain. Finally, over-educated immigrants earn significantly lower wages compared to their non-over-educated counterparts.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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