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Pages: 5820-5825
Publication year: 2019
ISBN: 978-84-09-08619-1
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2019.1429

Conference name: 13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 11-13 March, 2019
Location: Valencia, Spain

OVEREDUCATION AMONG UNIVERSITY GRADUATES. SOME EVIDENCES FOR CATALONIA (SPAIN)

Overeducation refers a situation whereby educational requirements of workers professional activity are lower than academic education received. Based on this conception, the communication shows the main factors related to overeducation in Catalonia (Spain). We focus on recent graduates using the survey conducted by Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU) in 2014. The sample includes 10263 people. We find that the 17.6% of graduates are overeducated. Most of the literature in this field has estimated the effect of overeducation on earnings and satisfaction. In that sense, we confirm that the overeducated earn less than their peers graduate jobs (indicating that the return on surplus education is less than the return on expected) and furthermore, they are less satisfied with their job. Significative differences between fields of study are also observed: ‘Humanities and Fine Arts’ have the higher rate of overeducation while ‘Health Sciences’ and ‘Technology’ graduates have the lowest rate. Lastly, we want to mention that we could not determinate whether there is a gender bias in this type of mismatch laboral. Nevertheless, we have to let us bear in mind that some of the academic areas with the lowest rates of overeducation are male-dominated areas.
@InProceedings{BARTUALFIGUERAS2019OVE,
author = {Bartual-Figueras, M.T. and Turmo-Garuz, J. and Adillon-Boladeras, R. and Daza-P{\'{e}}rez, L. and Garc{\'{i}}a-Marim{\'{o}}n, X. and Sierra-Martinez, F.J. and Sim{\'{o}}-Solsona, M.},
title = {OVEREDUCATION AMONG UNIVERSITY GRADUATES. SOME EVIDENCES FOR CATALONIA (SPAIN)},
series = {13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2019 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-09-08619-1},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2019.1429},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2019.1429},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {11-13 March, 2019},
year = {2019},
pages = {5820-5825}}
TY - CONF
AU - M.T. Bartual-Figueras AU - J. Turmo-Garuz AU - R. Adillon-Boladeras AU - L. Daza-Pérez AU - X. García-Marimón AU - F.J. Sierra-Martinez AU - M. Simó-Solsona
TI - OVEREDUCATION AMONG UNIVERSITY GRADUATES. SOME EVIDENCES FOR CATALONIA (SPAIN)
SN - 978-84-09-08619-1/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2019.1429
PY - 2019
Y1 - 11-13 March, 2019
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2019 Proceedings
SP - 5820
EP - 5825
ER -
M.T. Bartual-Figueras, J. Turmo-Garuz, R. Adillon-Boladeras, L. Daza-Pérez, X. García-Marimón, F.J. Sierra-Martinez, M. Simó-Solsona (2019) OVEREDUCATION AMONG UNIVERSITY GRADUATES. SOME EVIDENCES FOR CATALONIA (SPAIN), INTED2019 Proceedings, pp. 5820-5825.
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