Educational mismatch and self-employment

Keith A. Bender, Kristen Roche

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Abstract

Previous research on educational mismatch concentrates on estimating its labor market consequences but with a focus on wage and salary workers. This paper examines the far less studied influence of mismatch on the self-employed. Using a sample of workers in science and engineering fields, results show larger earnings penalties for mismatch among the self-employed but no diminution in job satisfaction. Moreover, the reasons for mismatch among the self-employed differ dramatically by gender.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-95
Number of pages11
JournalEconomics of Education Review
Volume34
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

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Keywords

  • educational mismatch
  • self-employment
  • earnings
  • job satisfaction

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