Department of Economics
University of Aberdeen
Edward Wright Building
Aberdeen AB24 3QY
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NBER Working Papers and Publications
|June 2009||Educational Mismatch among Ph.D.s: Determinants and Consequences|
with John S. Heywood
in Science and Engineering Careers in the United States: An Analysis of Markets and Employment, Richard B. Freeman and Daniel Goroff, editors
|November 2006||Educational Mismatch Among Ph.D.s: Determinants and Consequences|
with John S. Heywood: w12693
Using the Survey of Doctoral Recipients, the magnitude and consequences of job mismatch are estimated for Ph.D.s in science. Approximately one-sixth of academics and nearly one-half of nonacademics report some degree of mismatch. The influence of job mismatch is estimated for three job outcomes: earnings, job satisfaction and turnover. Surprisingly large and robust influences emerge. Mismatch is associated with substantially lower earnings, lower job satisfaction and a higher rate of turnover. These results persist across a variety of specifications and hold for both academics and nonacademics. Estimates of the determinants of mismatch indicate that older workers and those in rapidly changing disciplines are more likely to be mismatched and there is a suggestion that women are more ...
Published: Keith A. Bender & John S. Heywood, 2009.
"Educational Mismatch among Ph.D.s: Determinants and Consequences,"
in: Science and Engineering Careers in the United States: An Analysis of Markets and Employment, pages 229-255
National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.