Publication
Title
How to measure field-of-study mismatch? A comparative analysis of the different methods
Author
Abstract
We compare the different methods used to measure field-of-study mismatch. A first part reviews the literature, detailing, and discussing the different approaches. A second part uses a dataset allowing one to investigate whether these different approaches result in differences with respect to the incidence and determinants of field-of-study mismatch. As substantial differences do indeed exist, even among variants of similar approaches, we conclude that empirical results should be interpreted with caution. While making several recommendations concerning the measurement of field-of-study mismatch, we also call for more focused research on the validity and reliability of field-of-study mismatch measures.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Labour: review of labour economics and industrial relations / Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini [Roma] - Firenze
Publication
Firenze : 2018
ISSN
1121-7081 [print]
1467-9914 [online]
Volume/pages
32 :4 (2018) , p. 141-173
ISI
000449746900001
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 10.12.2018
Last edited 07.10.2021
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