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ERIC Number: EJ905742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
Education-Occupation Mismatch: Is There an Income Penalty?
Nordin, Martin; Persson, Inga; Rooth, Dan-Olof
Economics of Education Review, v29 n6 p1047-1059 Dec 2010
This paper adds to the sparse literature on the consequences of education-occupation mismatches. It examines the income penalty for field of education-occupation mismatches for men and women with higher education degrees in Sweden and reveals that the penalty for such mismatches is large for both men and women. For mismatched men the income penalty is about twice as large as that found for US men, whereas for women the penalty is of about the same size as for US women. Controlling for cognitive ability further establishes that the income penalty is not caused by a sorting by ability, at least for Swedish men. The income penalty for men decreases with work experience, which is an indication that education-specific skills and work experience are substitutes to some extent. (Contains 8 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden; United States