The Effects of Over-Education on Earnings in the Graduate Labour Market

Dolton, Peter and Silles, Mary (2008) The Effects of Over-Education on Earnings in the Graduate Labour Market. Economics of Education Review, 27 (2). pp. 125-139. ISSN 0272-7757

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Abstract

Abstract
This paper uses a new survey of graduates from one large civil university in the UK to examine the determinants of overeducation
and its subsequent impact on labour market earnings. Multiple measurements of over-education were collected
to assess the effect of measurement error on the estimated pay penalty associated with over-education. Panel estimates
suggest that the upward bias in standard OLS estimates is offset by an equal downward bias resulting from measurement
error.
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JEL classification: I21; J31
Keywords: Educational economics; Wage differentials

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Janet Snow
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2012 12:16
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 13:47
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39811
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