Overeducation and Mismatch in the Labor Market

@inproceedings{Leuven2011OvereducationAM,
  title={Overeducation and Mismatch in the Labor Market},
  author={Edwin Leuven and Hessel Oosterbeek},
  year={2011}
}
This paper surveys the economics literature on overeducation. The original motivation to study this topic were reports that the strong increase in the number of college graduates in the early 1970s in the US led to a decrease in the returns to college education. We argue that Duncan and Hoffman’s augmented wage equation – the workhorse model in the overeducation literature – in which wages are regressed on years of overschooling, years of required schooling and years of underschooling is at… CONTINUE READING
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