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Overskilling, Job Insecurity and Career Mobility


Séamus McGuinness


University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

Mark Wooden


University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

July 2007

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2938

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This paper uses longitudinal data from Australia to examine the extent to which overskilling - the extent to which work-related skills and abilities are utilized in current employment - is a transitory phenomenon. The results suggest that while overskilled workers are much more likely to want to quit their current job, they are also relatively unconfident of finding an improved job match. Furthermore, some of the greater mobility observed among overskilled workers is due to involuntary job separations, and even in instances where job separations are voluntary, the majority of moves do not result in improved skills matches.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 30

Keywords: overskilling, job insecurity, job mobility, HILDA Survey, Australia

JEL Classification: J62, J24

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Date posted: August 3, 2007  

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McGuinness, Séamus and Wooden, Mark, Overskilling, Job Insecurity and Career Mobility (July 2007). IZA Discussion Paper No. 2938. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1004502

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Séamus McGuinness
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research ( email )
Level 5, 111 Barry Street
Parkville, Victoria 3010
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Mark Wooden (Contact Author)
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research ( email )
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Parkville, Victoria 3010
Australia
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
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Bonn, D-53072
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