Mismatch: how many workers with a bachelor's degree are overqualified for their jobs?

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Author: Rose, Stephen J.


Conventional wisdom holds that recent college graduates have a harder time finding jobs today than in the past. But a new approach to assessing job suitability suggests otherwise. To bridge the chasm between competing viewpoints on college's utility, this study uses statistical and earnings tests to measure how many college graduates were overqualified for their positions. The approach can be applied in different years to identify whether an occupation is a good fit for a college-educated worker based on each year's conditions. By using this technique, the author finds a higher...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Students; Employment; Outcomes; Statistics

Keywords: Graduates; Employability; Underemployment; Return on education and training; Relevance of education and training; Education work relationship; Statistical analysis; Trend

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: Urban Institute, 2017

Physical description: iv, 34 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 128.831

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