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dc.contributor.authorZhu, Rong
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-05T04:51:31Z
dc.date.available2012-06-05T04:51:31Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationZhu, R. 2011. The impact of major--job mismatch on college graduates' early career earnings. Working Paper No 170/2011.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/26072
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, I assess the impact of the mismatch between college major and job on college graduates' early career earnings using a sample from China. I find that on average a major--job mismatched college graduate suffers from a small income loss. I argue that Chinese universities' emphasis on both general skills and major-specific skills could possibly explain why the average income penalty from major--job mismatch is very limited for college graduates in China. I also find that the income loss is heterogeneous and skewed that about one third of the major--job mismatched college graduates earn more than those matched ones.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherNational Institute of Labour Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNILS Working Paper Series;No. 170/2011en
dc.subjectUniversity educationen
dc.subjectEmploymenten
dc.subjectWagesen
dc.subjectIncomeen
dc.titleNILS Working paper no 170. The impact of major--job mismatch on college graduates' early career earningsen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
dc.rights.licenseIn Copyright
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupZhu, Rong: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6872-1571en_US


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