Education-occupation Mismatch for Canadian University Graduates

Title: Education-occupation Mismatch for Canadian University Graduates
Authors: Yin, Jianing
Date: 2015-08-31
Abstract: This paper uses logit models to examine the probability of education-occupation match for Canadian university graduates. Data from the 2005 and 2013 National Graduates Surveys are employed to examine the correlates of and trends in education-occupation mismatch for Canadian university graduates. The data indicate that a majority of graduates found jobs that were highly related to their education, even though there is a decrease in the probability of achieving education-job match in 2013 as compared to 2005. The empirical results show that education-occupation match is mainly influenced by what graduates studied in their university program and how graduates performed in the program. With respect to employment characteristics, some indicators have statistically significant effects on the probability of a match. With respect to social characteristics, most indicators do not matter very much for education-occupation match in the 2005 National Graduates Survey. However, in the 2013 National Graduates Survey, more socio-demographic characteristics have statistically significant effects on education-occupation match, especially age and gender.
CollectionÉconomie - Mémoires // Economics - Research Papers