The incidence of overschooling and underschooling and its effect on earnings in the United States and Hong Kong

Elchanan Cohn, Eric Johnson, Ying Chu NG

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Abstract

Data from the Current Population Survey (for the U.S.) and from the 1986 Hong Kong By-census and the 1991 Hong Kong Census were used to study the following issues: (1) What is the incidence of adequate schooling, overschooling and underschooling in the two countries, and has it changed between 1986 and 1991? (2) What are the wage consequences of adequate schooling, overschooling and underschooling, and have they changed over time? Also, are the results influenced by labor market experience?

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch in Labor Economics
Pages29-61
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Publication series

NameResearch in Labor Economics
Volume19
ISSN (Print)0147-9121

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Industrial relations
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Political Science and International Relations

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