To study the changes in the effect of degree field on mismatch and the change in the effect of mismatch of wages over time, we revisit a study by Robst (2006) who found that workers who are mismatched earn less than adequately match workers with the same amount schooling. Using recent data from 2015 National Survey of College Graduate (NSCG), we also find a negative relationship between the case of mismatch and the outcome of workers in term of wages, even though the degree of mismatch doesn’t seem to matter as much.
Dulani, Saagar; Baney, Hannah; Nguyen, Hoang; and Yan, Yifei
"EDUCATION AND JOB MATCH: REVISITED,"
Undergraduate Economic Review: Vol. 15:
1, Article 20.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/uer/vol15/iss1/20