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Education-Occupation Mismatch: Is There an Income Penalty?
Lunds universitet.
Lunds universitet.
University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
2008 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper adds to the small 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 in Sweden and reveals that the penalty for such

mismatches is large for both men and women. In fact, it is substantially larger than has been

found for the US. 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. There is no evidence, though, that the

mismatched individuals move to a matching occupation over time. Thus, for some, the

income penalty seems to be permanent.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IZA , 2008. , p. 19
Series
IZA Discussion Paper ; 3806
Keywords [en]
human capital, rate of return, salary wage differentials, educational economics
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economy, Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-2749OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-2749DiVA, id: diva2:312003
Available from: 2010-04-23 Created: 2010-04-23 Last updated: 2011-10-25Bibliographically approved

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