Séamus McGuinness

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This paper exploits the homogeneity of data from a cohort of Northern Ireland graduates to explore the extent to which both the incidence and impacts of overeducation are specific to individuals of particular ability levels as proxied by their position within the graduate wage distribution. It was found that whilst the incidence of overeducation was heavily(More)
Assessing the Incidence and Wage Effects of Over-Skilling in the Australian Labour Market This paper examines the incidence and wage effects of over-skilling within the Australian labour market. It finds that approximately 30 percent of employees believed themselves to be moderately over-skilled and 11 percent believed themselves to be severely(More)
This paper uses proxies for university quality derived from the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and the Teaching Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) to assess the impact of university quality on the labour market outcomes of a cohort of UK graduates. The impacts on job quality and earnings were mainly limited to graduates in particular disciplines or those(More)
This paper examines the effectiveness of a private sector post-graduate training initiative in reducing the incidence of under-employment amongst its participants. It was found that the initiative resulted in substantial improvements in participants’ key competencies and acted as an effective screener of potential placements / employers. However, a(More)
Ireland’s “Celtic Tiger” years saw GDP per capita rise from 60% of the EU average to 120% of the average over the course of the 1990s, with a growth in employment of about 40% over the period 1994-2001. What were the consequences of the boom for returns to education and wage inequality? This paper uses data from the Living in Ireland Survey for 1994, 1997(More)
This paper assesses the impact the Great Recession had on individuals’ transitions to and from unemployment in Ireland. The rate of transition from unemployment to employment declined between 2006 and 2011, while the rate from employment to unemployment increased. The results indicate that young people are much less likely to exit unemployment but, at the(More)