NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ964310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
The Role of Education Pathways in the Relationship between Job Mismatch, Wages and Job Satisfaction: A Panel Estimation Approach
Mavromaras, Kostas; Sloane, Peter; Wei, Zhang
Education Economics, v20 n3 p303-321 2012
This paper examines the outcome of over-skilling and over-education on wages and job satisfaction of full-time employees in Australia between 2001 and 2008. We employ a random effects probit model with Mundlak corrections. We find differences by type of mismatch, education pathway, and gender. We categorise reported mismatches as genuine mismatches, weak mismatches, and no evidence of a mismatch. There is evidence of unobserved individual heterogeneity as in some cases wage and job satisfaction become insignificant using panel estimation as opposed to pooled ordinary least squares or probit analysis. Furthermore, genuine mismatch derives more from over-skilling than from over-education. (Contains 10 tables and 5 notes.)
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia