Vertical, Horizontal and Residual Skills Mismatch in the Australian Graduate Labour Market
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Studies of the Australian graduate labour market have found a substantial incidence of, and significant earnings effects from, vertical mismatch. This study extends the literature by examining horizontal mismatch, an important dimension of mismatch in its own right and which has been less studied. Over a quarter of Australian graduates are found to be mismatched, although the incidence is reduced in the longer term. Graduates from fields of study which are more occupation‐specific were found to be less likely to be mismatched. Earnings penalties were found for all forms of mismatch, and affected both general and specific fields of study.
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Li, I. and Harris, M.N. and Sloane, P. 2018. Vertical, Horizontal and Residual Skills Mismatch in the Australian Graduate Labour Market. Economic Record. 94 (306): pp. 301-315, which has been published in final form at 10.1111/1475-4932.12413.This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving at http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html
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