Occupational Match Quality and Gender Over Two Cohorts

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John T. Addison

University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Liwen Chen

East China Normal University (ECNU)

Orgul D. Ozturk

University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business - Department of Economics

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Date Written: 2018

Abstract

Using a multi-dimensional measure of occupational mismatch, we report distinct gender differences in match quality and changes in match quality over the course of careers. A substantial portion of the gender wage gap stems from match quality differences among more educated individuals. College-educated females are significantly more mismatched than males. Individuals with children and in more flexible occupations also tend to be more mismatched. Again, this is especially true of women. Cohort effects are also discernible: college-educated males of the younger cohort have lower match quality than the older cohort, even as the new generation of women is doing better.

Keywords: multidimensional skills, occupational mismatch, match quality, wages, gender wage gap, fertility, fertility timing

JEL Classification: J130, J160, J220, J230, J240, J310, J330, J380

Suggested Citation

Addison, John T. and Chen, Liwen and Ozturk, Orgul D., Occupational Match Quality and Gender Over Two Cohorts (2018). CESifo Working Paper No. 7350. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3338677

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Orgul D. Ozturk

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