A panel study of immigrants' overeducation and earnings in Australia

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dc.contributor.author Wen, Le en
dc.contributor.author Maani, SA en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-27T00:45:34Z en
dc.date.issued 2017-12 en
dc.identifier.citation Dec 2017. IZA Institute of Labor Economics. 2193-8997. 24 pages en
dc.identifier.issn 2193-8997 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/45553 en
dc.description.abstract The recent literature on overeducation has provided divergent results on whether or not overeducation bears an earnings penalty. In addition, few studies have considered overeducation among immigrants. This paper uses panel data analyses to investigate the match between education and occupation and resulting earnings effects for immigrants from English Speaking, and Non-English Speaking, Backgrounds relative to the native-born population in Australia. Based on nine years of longitudinal data, the panel approach addresses individual heterogeneity effects (motivation, ability, and compensating differentials) that are crucial in overeducation analysis. First, we find that immigrants have significantly higher incidence rates of overeducation than the native-born. This probability increases, rather than diminishes, once we control for unobserved correlated effects. Second, based on panel fixed effects analyses there is no penalty for overeducation for ESB immigrants. However, NESB immigrants receive a lower return to required and overeducation compared to the other groups after controlling for individual heterogeneity. en
dc.publisher IZA Institute of Labor Economics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries IZA Discussion Papers en
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dc.title A panel study of immigrants' overeducation and earnings in Australia en
dc.type Report en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Deutsche Post STIFTUNG en
pubs.author-url https://www.iza.org/publications/dp/11216/a-panel-study-of-immigrants-overeducation-and-earnings-in-australia en
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pubs.subtype Working Paper en
pubs.elements-id 754910 en
pubs.number 11216 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-10-17 en

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