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Economics of Education Review

2000 Volume 19, Number 2

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Over-education and earnings: where are we, where should we go?

    Joop Hartog

    Drawing on empirical studies from five countries spanning an interval of two decades, regularities in the incidence of over- and undereducation are outlined, as well as consequences for individual ... More

    pp. 131-147

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  2. Overeducation in the labor market: a meta-analysis

    Wim Groot & Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink

    This paper contains a meta-analysis of studies on overeducation and undereducation in the labor market. It is found that of the four different definitions of overeducation distinguished in the... More

    pp. 149-158

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  3. Incidence and wage effects of overschooling and underschooling in Hong Kong

    Elchanan Cohn & Ying Chu Ng

    Data from the 1986 Hong Kong By-census and the 1991 Hong Kong Census were used to study the following issues: (1) What is the incidence of adequate schooling, overschooling and underschooling in... More

    pp. 159-168

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  4. Premiums and penalties for surplus and deficit education: Evidence from the United States and Germany

    Mary C. Daly, Felix Büchel & Greg J. Duncan

    An intriguing finding in the literature on the role of education in the labor market concerns workers who have acquired either more or less education than they say their jobs require. Contrary to... More

    pp. 169-178

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  5. The incidence and effects of overeducation in the U.K. graduate labour market

    Peter Dolton & Anna Vignoles

    Research indicates that a significant proportion of the U.S. work force (between 11% and 40% of white males) have more education than is actually required for their jobs, i.e. are overeducated. We ... More

    pp. 179-198

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  6. The role of human capital and technological change in overeducation

    M. Mendes de Oliveira, M.C. Santos & B.F. Kiker

    We employ Portuguese data to test two competing hypotheses about the impact of overeducation and undereducation on earnings. First, undereducation is the outcome of a process in which market... More

    pp. 199-206

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  7. The training of school-leavers: Complementarity or substitution?

    M.S.M van Smoorenburg & R.K.W van der Velden

    In theoretical discussions about the relation between education and training, the question of complementarity or substitutability between these two different forms of human capital is raised. If... More

    pp. 207-217

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  8. The great Canadian training robbery: evidence on the returns to educational mismatch

    Shaun P. Vahey

    In this paper, I use data from the National Survey of Class Structure and Labour Process in Canada (NSCS) to estimate the returns to over and undereducation. I find that there are positive returns ... More

    pp. 219-227

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