Over-Education in Australia's Creative Industries

22 Pages Posted: 14 Sep 2016

Date Written: September 13, 2016

Abstract

This paper reports on a study of education credentials in relation to job requirements in the creative industries. Because of asymmetric information, the signaling model predicts over-education by those seeking to enter creative industries, as has been observed in many other industries. However, using the Australian HILDA panel we find the opposite result, namely comparative under-education. We present the theory and method of this study and seek to explain our surprising finding.

Keywords: Over-education, creative industries, signaling, HILDA

JEL Classification: C23, I20, Z11

Suggested Citation

Potts, Jason and Shehadeh, Tarecq, Over-Education in Australia's Creative Industries (September 13, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2838577 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2838577

Jason Potts (Contact Author)

RMIT University ( email )

Tarecq Shehadeh

Independent

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