A new measure of skill mismatch: theory and evidence from PIAAC


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Author: Pellizzari, Michele; Fichen, Anne


This paper proposes a new measure of skill mismatch to be applied to the recent OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC). The measure is derived from a formal theory and combines information about skill proficiency, self-reported mismatch and skill use. The theoretical foundations underlying this measure allow identifying minimum and maximum skill requirements for each occupation and to classify workers into three groups: the well-matched, the under-skilled and the over-skilled. The availability of skill use data further permits the computation of the degree of under- and over-usage of skills...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Research; Employment

Keywords: OECD country; Skills mismatch; Measurement; Training employment relationship; Survey; Comparative analysis; Skilled worker

Published: Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Verlag, 2017

Physical description: 30 p.

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Also called: A new measure of skill mismatch: theory and evidence from Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies

Journal volume: 6

Journal number: 1

Journal date: 2017

Related items: TD/TNC 115.530

ISSN: 2193-8997 (online)

An earlier OECD working paper by the authors published in 2013 and entitled 'A new measure of skills mismatch: theory and evidence from the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC)', is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 115.530.

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Rights: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. To view a copy of the licence visit: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Document number: TD/TNC 127.260

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