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ERIC Number: EJ916233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Overeducation among European University Graduates: A Comparative Analysis of Its Incidence and the Importance of Higher Education Differentiation
Barone, Carlo; Ortiz, Luis
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v61 n3 p325-337 Mar 2011
The incidence of overeducation in eight European countries is here assessed by means of multiple indicators. With the exception of Spain, the results reveal that overeducation is a minor risk amongst European tertiary graduates. Yet, the contrast between different indicators reveals the existence of an overeducation of a moderate kind in countries with high rates of tertiary attainment (Norway, Finland and Netherlands). Our results also reveal the importance of higher education differentiation for understanding the risk of overeducation. Graduates from humanistic fields, bachelor courses and vocational colleges are more exposed to overeducation, though their disadvantage varies cross-nationally.
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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: Finland; Netherlands; Norway; Spain