Overeducation in Trinidad and Tobago's labour market: a quantile regression approach

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Author: Doon, Roshnie


This study examines the impact that over-education has on the earnings of private and public sector workers in Trinidad and Tobago. Using individual person's data from the Continuous Sample Survey of the Population (CSSP) for the period 1991-2015, the returns of over-educated workers is estimated using a simple Quantile Regression approach. The labour force comprises of a large amount of over-educated workers who hold secondary and university level qualifications. The returns of workers employed in high-income jobs seems to be falling throughout the entire 1991-2015 period, while that of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Qualifications; Labour market; Income; Outcomes; Gender

Keywords: Skills mismatch; Underemployment; Human capital; Education work relationship; Return on education and training; Education and training wastage; Economic conditions; School leavers; Graduates; Survey; Data analysis; Trend

Geographic subjects: Trinidad and Tobago; Central America and the Caribbean

Published: Essen, Germany: Global Labor Organization (GLO), 2021

Physical description: 31 p.

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Series: GLO discussion paper series; no. 822

Resource type: Discussion paper

Document number: TD/TNC 146.723

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