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Overeducation and Overskilling: Second Generation Australians

Messinis, George (2008) Overeducation and Overskilling: Second Generation Australians. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

This study utilises HILDA data to evaluate the performance of second generation Australians in full-time employment over the period 2001-2005. Attention is paid to the effects and key drivers of overeducation and overskilling. Quantile regression is employed to account for non-random sample selection. The evidence provides several new insights: (a) Greek-Australians are overeducated; (b) Asian languages and Chinese or Vietnamese ancestry associate with a wage premium; (c) the returns to tertiary education, overeducation and overskilling very with ability; (d) parental occupational status is a key determinant of overeducation; and (e) lack of employer provision for new skills and personality traits are important drivers of overskilling.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information:
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID15574, HILDA, OECD, migrant education, overskilling, overeducation
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2010 00:56
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:45
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15902
DOI: CSES Working papers No. 41
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