Journal article

Measuring Occupational Mismatch: Overeducation and Overskill in Europe-Evidence from PIAAC

Sara Flisi, Valentina Goglio, Elena Claudia Meroni, Margarida Rodrigues, Esperanza Vera-Toscano

Social Indicators Research | Springer Verlag | Published : 2017

Abstract

Occupational mismatch has been a hot topic in the economics literature in recent decades; however, no consensus has been reached on how to conceptualise and measure this phenomenon. We explore the unique opportunity offered by the PIAAC survey to measure occupational mismatch at the individual level based on both education- (overeducation) and skill-based (overskilling) variables by using both objective and subjective measures. For this purpose, we use data on 17 European countries and compute up to 20 different indicators of occupational mismatch. We find that the conceptualisation and measurement of occupational mismatch are indeed important and that education and skill mismatch do not mea..

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