Over-qualification of immigrants in the UK

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Author: Altorjai, Szilvia

Abstract:

This paper uses the first wave of Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS), to assess whether or not male migrant workers in the UK are more likely to be over-qualified than the UK born. It also explores whether immigrants from different countries and arriving under different immigration policy regimes vary in their probability of over-qualification. The results suggest that both country of origin (sending factor) and immigration policy (selecting factor) matter and that the greater probability of immigrants' over-qualification masks significant group heterogeneities. Thus, the mechanisms that lead to over-qualification may vary for different groups of immigrants.

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This paper uses the first wave of Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS), to assess whether or not male migrant workers in the UK are more likely to be over-qualified than the UK born. It also explores whether immigrants from different countries and arriving under different immigration policy regimes vary in their probability of over-qualification. The results suggest that both country of origin (sending factor) and immigration policy (selecting factor) matter and that the greater probability of immigrants' over-qualification masks significant group ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Outcomes; Qualifications; Gender; Policy

Keywords: Migrants; Relevance of education and training; Educational level

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: Colchester, England: Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, 2013

Physical description: 54 p.

Access item:
https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/publications/working-papers/iser/2013-11.pdf

Series:
ISER working paper series; no. 2013-11

Resource type: Working paper

Call Number:
TD/TNC 114.797



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