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dc.contributor.authorPoot, Jacques
dc.contributor.authorStillman, Steven
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-15T04:28:50Z
dc.date.available2010-07-15T04:28:50Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationPoot, J. & Stillman, S. (2010). The importance of heterogeneity when examining immigrant education-occupation mismatch: evidence from New Zealand. Paper presented for the NZAE Annual Conference, 30 June – 2 July 2010, University of Auckland Business.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/4149
dc.description.abstractMany immigrants are overqualified in their first job after arrival in the host country. Education-occupation mismatch can affect the economic integration of immigrants and the returns to education and experience. The extent of this problem has been measured in recent years by means of micro level data in Australia, North America and Europe. However, these papers have typically ignored the importance of allowing for heterogeneity, in particular by qualification level and years in the destination country. In this paper, we use data from the 1996, 2001 and 2006 New Zealand censuses to examine differences between each migrant’s actual years of education and the estimated typical years of education in the narrowly defined occupation in which they work. We find that migrants living in New Zealand for less than 5 years are on average overeducated, while earlier migrants are on average undereducated. However, once accounting for heterogeneity, we find that both overeducated and undereducated migrants become, with increasing years of residence in New Zealand, more similar to comparable native born. Convergence from overeducation is stronger than from undereducation.en_NZ
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dc.relation.urihttp://www.nzae.org.nz/conferences/2010/NZAE_Conference_Timetable_for_Website_23_06_10.pdfen_NZ
dc.rightsThis article has been presented for the NZAE Annual Conference, 30 June – 2 July 2010, University of Auckland Business. Used with permission.en_NZ
dc.subjectimmigrationen_NZ
dc.subjectoccupationen_NZ
dc.subjectskill transferabilityen_NZ
dc.subjectjob-worker mismatchen_NZ
dc.subjectdiscriminationen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleThe importance of heterogeneity when examining immigrant education-occupation mismatch: evidence from New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeConference Contributionen_NZ


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