Authors

Joni Hersch

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

The Review of Economics and Statistics

Publication Date

1990

Page Number

140

Keywords

job satisfaction, labor market, vocational qualifications

Disciplines

Labor and Employment Law | Law

Abstract

Using a new data set, this paper gives evidence in support of the intuitive notion that overqualified workers are less satisfied with their jobs and are more likely to quit. However, training time is inversely related to overqualification, which suggests why such seeming mismatches occur and may in fact be optimal.

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