The impact of horizontal job-education mismatches on the earnings of recent university graduates in Russia.

Pedro Teixeira
Hugo Figueiredo

Pedro Teixeira e Hugo Figueiredo, em co-autoria com Victor Rudakov e Sergey Roshchin: “The study is devoted to the evaluation of the determinants of job-education mismatches and their impact on salaries of university graduates. We use a comprehensive and representative national level survey of Russian university graduates. The study employs a self-evaluated measure of mismatch and a statistical variant for robustness and interpretation purposes. We find that one third of graduates in Russia are horizontally mismatched. Moreover, graduates from fields that generate more general human capital or where low pay is common are more likely to be mismatched. On the contrary, graduates in Medicine, a field which generates more specific human capital, are more likely to be matched. We find that mismatches negatively affect the earnings of university graduates and the higher is the degree of mismatch, the higher is the penalty for the mismatch. The study depicts that mismatch is penalized in the majority of fields except for low-paid ones.”

Rudakov, V., Teixeira, P.N., Figueiredo, H., & Roshchin, S. (2020). The impact of horizontal job-education mismatches on the earnings of recent university graduates in Russia. Comunicação apresentada na “2020 Virtual Conference: Development Today: Accumulation, Surveillance, Redistribution”. 18-21 julho.

Competências para o Futuro do Emprego

  • Rua 1º Dezembro, 399
    4450-277 Matosinhos
    Portugal
  • s4f@cipes.up.pt

Este trabalho é financiado por fundos nacionais através da FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., no âmbito do projeto PTDC/CED-EDG/29726/2017.