Overskilling and Overeducation In Malaysia

Harminder Battu, Zainizam Zakariya

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Abstract

Using a workplace survey from Malaysia (the 2007 Productivity Investment Climate Survey), this paper examines the incidence, determinants and consequences of overskilling in the Malaysian manufacturing sector. The degree of overskilling is found to be low relative to other comparable countries and lower among the more highly educated but higher among those who are overeducated. Workplace characteristics such as share of workforce with university qualifications, hiring practices, capital intensity, and degree of competition, all seem to have an impact on the probability of overskilling. Overskilling is also found to reduce an individual’s earnings and has a negative impact upon firm performance.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAberdeen
PublisherUniversity of Aberdeen Business School
Number of pages53
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

Publication series

NameDiscussion Paper in Economics
PublisherUniversity of Aberdeen
No.20
Volume15
ISSN (Electronic)0143-4543

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Overeducation
Work place
Malaysia
Degree of competition
Workforce
Manufacturing sector
Capital intensity
Hiring
Qualification
Firm performance
Investment climate
Productivity
Intensity of competition

Keywords

  • overskilling
  • overeducation
  • earnings
  • Malaysia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Battu, H., & Zakariya, Z. (2015). Overskilling and Overeducation In Malaysia. (Discussion Paper in Economics; Vol. 15, No. 20). Aberdeen: University of Aberdeen Business School.

Overskilling and Overeducation In Malaysia. / Battu, Harminder; Zakariya, Zainizam.

Aberdeen : University of Aberdeen Business School, 2015. (Discussion Paper in Economics; Vol. 15, No. 20).

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Battu, H & Zakariya, Z 2015 'Overskilling and Overeducation In Malaysia' Discussion Paper in Economics, no. 20, vol. 15, University of Aberdeen Business School, Aberdeen.
Battu H, Zakariya Z. Overskilling and Overeducation In Malaysia. Aberdeen: University of Aberdeen Business School. 2015 Dec. (Discussion Paper in Economics; 20).
Battu, Harminder ; Zakariya, Zainizam. / Overskilling and Overeducation In Malaysia. Aberdeen : University of Aberdeen Business School, 2015. (Discussion Paper in Economics; 20).
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