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    Born abroad and educated here: examining the impacts of education and skill mismatch among immigrant graduates in Europe


    McGuiness, Seamus and Byrne, Delma (2015) Born abroad and educated here: examining the impacts of education and skill mismatch among immigrant graduates in Europe. IZA Journal of Migration, 4 (17). pp. 1-30. ISSN 2193-9039

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the wage and job satisfaction effects of over-education and overskilling among migrants graduating from EU-15 based universities in 2005. Female migrants with shorter durations of domicile were found to have a higher likelihood of overskilling. Newly arrived migrants incurred wage penalties which were exacerbated by additional penalties resulting from overskilling in the male labour market and overeducation in the female labour market. Established migrants were found to enjoy wage premia, with no evidence of disproportionate wage impacts arising as a consequence of mismatch. Female migrants were found to have a lower probability of being job satisfied.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
    Keywords: Overeducation; Overskilling; Mismatch; Migrants; Gender; Pay; Job satisfaction;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 6597
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40176-015-0039-6
    Depositing User: Delma Byrne
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2015 16:05
    Journal or Publication Title: IZA Journal of Migration
    Publisher: Springer Open
    Refereed: Yes
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