ERIC Number: EJ719026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Reference Count: 39
Graduate Overeducation in Australia: A Comparison of the Mean and Objective Methods
Education Economics, v13 n1 p47-72 Mar 2005
This paper studies the extent of graduate overeducation in Australia utilising both the objective and mean methods. As well, the paper tests for non-linear returns to overeducation. It is found that the rates of graduate overeducation vary by both gender and with the methods utilised, and stand between 21% and 46%. Non-linear returns to overeducation were evident among some groups of graduates. Young male graduates seem to suffer no penalty for overeducation compared with their matched peers, but this may be a reflection of technological change altering workplace requirements faster than changes in occupational titles.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Economics, Educational Attainment, Education Work Relationship, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Gender Differences, Income, Occupations, Labor Market
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia