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Title: Misusing our talent? Overeducation, overskilling and skill underutilisation among Spanish PhD graduates
Author: Di Paolo, Antonio
Mañé Vernet, Ferran
Keywords: Cerca de talents (Treball)
Rendiment acadèmic
Eficàcia de l'ensenyament
Talent identification
Academic achievement
Effective teaching
Issue Date: Jul-2016
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract: The 'knowledge economy' is said to depend increasingly on capacities for innovation, knowledge-generation and complex problem-solving - capacities attributed to university graduates with research degrees. To what extent, however, is the labour market absorbing and fully utilising these capabilities? Drawing on data from a recent cohort of PhD graduates, we examine the correlates and consequences of qualification and skills mismatch. We show that job characteristics such as economic sector and main work activity play a fundamental and direct role in explaining the phenomenon of mismatch, experienced as overeducation and overskilling. ...
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It is part of: Economic and Labour Relations Review, 2016, vol. 27, num. 4, p. 432-452
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ISSN: 1035-3046
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada)

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