Effects, Dynamics and Routes Out of Overqualification in Europe: A Comprehensive Analysis Distinguishing by Employment Status

29 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2014

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Emilio Congregado

University of Huelva

Jesus Iglesias

University of Huelva

José María Millán

University of Huelva

Concepcion Roman

University of Huelva

Date Written: July 10, 2014

Abstract

This study aims to improve our understanding of overqualification by incorporating distinctions in employment status (i.e., self-employed workers, private employees and public employees) in the analysis of the effects, dynamics and routes out of overqualification. To this end, we apply discrete choice – ordered and non-ordered – and count models to the data obtained from the European Community Household Panel for the EU-15. Our results indicate that overqualification decreases job satisfaction and increases on-the-job search, absenteeism and labour mobility. Furthermore, this analysis suggests that overqualification is a permanent phenomenon and demonstrates that successful routes out of overqualification vary by individual employment status. The implications of these results for education and labour market policies are also discussed.

Keywords: overqualification, job mismatch, self-employment, private paid employment, public paid employment, public intervention, EU-15

JEL Classification: I25, I28, J24, J28, O52

Suggested Citation

Congregado, Emilio and Iglesias, Jesus and Millan, Jose Maria and Roman, Concepcion, Effects, Dynamics and Routes Out of Overqualification in Europe: A Comprehensive Analysis Distinguishing by Employment Status (July 10, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2507817 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2507817

Emilio Congregado

University of Huelva ( email )

Departament of Economics
Plaza de la Merced, 11
Huelva, Huelva 21002
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.uhu.es/emilio.congregado

Jesus Iglesias

University of Huelva ( email )

Huelva
Spain

Jose Maria Millan

University of Huelva ( email )

Plaza de la Merced 11
Huelva, Huelva 21071
Spain
+34959217886 (Phone)

Concepcion Roman (Contact Author)

University of Huelva ( email )

Huelva
Spain

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