Skill mismatches in the Dutch labor market

Wim Groot (Maastricht University and University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and)
H.M. van den Brink (University of Amsterdam and Wageningen University, The Netherlands)

International Journal of Manpower

ISSN: 0143-7720

Publication date: 1 December 2000


Over the past years a number of studies have appeared on the incidence and returns to overeducation in the labor market. In these studies various definitions of educational mismatches have been used. In this paper we analyze the validity and reliability of three of these definitions. It is found that the definitions differ widely in the workers who are identified as over‐ or undereducated. Further, the methods yield different estimates of the returns to over‐ and undereducation.



Groot, W. and van den Brink, H. (2000), "Skill mismatches in the Dutch labor market", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 21 No. 8, pp. 584-595.

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