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ERIC Number: EJ989066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
The Impact of Educational Mismatch on Firm Productivity: Evidence from Linked Panel Data
Kampelmann, Stephan; Rycx, Francois
Economics of Education Review, v31 n6 p918-931 Dec 2012
We provide first evidence regarding the direct impact of educational mismatch on firm productivity. To do so, we rely on representative linked employer-employee panel data for Belgium covering the period 1999-2006. Controlling for simultaneity issues, time-invariant unobserved workplace characteristics, cohort effects and dynamics in the adjustment process of productivity, we find that: (i) a higher level of required education exerts a significantly positive influence on firm productivity, (ii) additional years of over-education (both among young and older workers) are beneficial for firm productivity, and (iii) additional years of under-education (among young workers) are detrimental for firm productivity. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium