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dc.contributor.authorLeighton, Margaret A.
dc.contributor.authorSpeer, Jamin D.
dc.date.accessioned2023-12-19T00:35:58Z
dc.date.available2023-12-19T00:35:58Z
dc.date.issued2023-01-01
dc.identifier282460751
dc.identifierb9c6756a-0ef5-4d56-8129-367bc8b5f552
dc.identifier85144389364
dc.identifier000900741000001
dc.identifier.citationLeighton , M A & Speer , J D 2023 , ' Major-occupation match quality : an empirical measure based on relative productivity ' , The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy , vol. 23 , no. 1 , pp. 285-292 . https://doi.org/10.1515/bejeap-2022-0254en
dc.identifier.issn1935-1682
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-3270-1269/work/125303024
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10023/28893
dc.description.abstractThe match quality between a worker’s field of study in college and her occupation is an important labor market outcome. Yet this match quality is difficult to define and measure. We propose a new measure of major-occupation match quality based on relative productivity. A worker is well-matched if graduates from her major, working in her occupation, have high earnings relative to other major-occupation pairs. We show that some majors can be very well-matched or very badly matched (e.g., nursing), while others are never very well- or badly matched (e.g., humanities). Our measure has two desirable features: it is continuous, and it can be estimated in any data set including field of study, wage, and occupation.
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dc.format.extent287610
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofThe B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policyen
dc.subjectCollege majoren
dc.subjectMatch qualityen
dc.subjectMismatchen
dc.subjectHigher educationen
dc.subjectOccupationsen
dc.subjectLB2300 Higher Educationen
dc.subject3rd-DASen
dc.subjectMCCen
dc.subject.lccLB2300en
dc.titleMajor-occupation match quality : an empirical measure based on relative productivityen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Economics and Financeen
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/bejeap-2022-0254
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.date.embargoedUntil2023-12-19


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