Overeducation, overskilling and mental well-being

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Author: Zhu, Rong


This paper estimates the effects of overeducation and overskilling on mental well-being. Using fixed effects panel estimations, [the] analysis shows that overeducation does not significantly affect people's mental well-being. However, overskilling has strong detrimental well-being consequences, and the adverse impact is stronger for males than for females. Using a recently developed panel data quantile regression model with fixed effects, [it is shown] that the negative effects of overskilling are highly heterogeneous, with a larger impact at the lower end of the mental well-being...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Outcomes; Statistics; Employment; Qualifications; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Wellbeing; Longitudinal data; Underemployment; Job satisfaction; Training employment relationship; Education work relationship; Skills mismatch

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: National Institute of Labour Studies, 2015

Physical description: 31 p.

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Series: NILS working paper series; no. 218/2015

Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 127.512

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