Wednesday, September 14, 2016

New ICS study: Overqualification, skills and job satisfaction

Overqualification, skills and job satisfaction
by Sébastien LaRochelle-Côté and Darcy Hango

Insights on Canadian Society

Based on a self-reported measure of overqualification, this article examines the association 
between overqualification and skills among workers aged 25 to 64 with a university degree, using data from the 2012 Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). This article also examines the extent to which overqualified workers are dissatisfied with their jobs. Overqualified workers are defined in this study as university-educated workers who reported that they were in a job requiring no more than a high school education.

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