Enhancing the comparability of self-rated skills-matching using anchoring vignettes

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dc.contributor.author Ryan, Martin
dc.contributor.author Delaney, Liam
dc.contributor.author Harmon, Colm
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-10T14:14:20Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-10T14:14:20Z
dc.date.copyright 2009, The Irish Economic Association en
dc.date.issued 2009-01-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2066
dc.description Twenty-third Annual Conference of the Irish Economic Association, Blarney, Co. Cork, 24-26 April 2009 en
dc.description.abstract This research is concerned with the skills-match between researchers' Ph.D. training and their subsequent university employment. Self-rated skills-matching is considered in light of the anchoring vignettes technique. This technique is used to adress comparability issues in survey research. It has been documented that individuals with more education and skills have the highest expectations for their jobs and careers; and are more easily disappointed. This is one reason why there may be comparability problems in self-rated skills matching. Only a few studies (at least one using objective data, a few more using self- reported data) have examined the issue of skills-matching. Furthermore, the results from objective data are somewhat problematic. This underscores the need to apply anchoring vignettes to self-reported data. Mismatch is associated with substantially lower earnings; with more comparable measures, wage penalties can be more accurately estimated. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Irish Economic Association en
dc.subject Skills-matching en
dc.subject Anchoring vignettes en
dc.subject Ph.D. outcomes en
dc.subject Self-rated survey questions en
dc.subject Over-education en
dc.subject Human capital en
dc.subject.classification I23 en
dc.subject.classification J24 en
dc.subject.classification C83 en
dc.subject.lcsh Doctoral students--Employment en
dc.subject.lcsh Universities and colleges--Employees--Job satisfaction en
dc.subject.lcsh Vocational guidance en
dc.subject.lcsh Self-evaluation en
dc.title Enhancing the comparability of self-rated skills-matching using anchoring vignettes en
dc.type Conference Publication en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Ryan|Martin|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Delaney|Liam|aut|UCD0004 en
dc.neeo.contributor Harmon|Colm|aut|UCD0009 en

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