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Overeducation across British regions\ud

By P. Lenton


This paper analyses levels of over-education and wage returns to education for males across\ud eleven regions of the UK using Labour Force Survey data. Significant differences are found\ud in the probability of being over-educated across regions; also, differences are found in the\ud return to the ‘correct’ level of education in each region, in each case associated with\ud flexibility of movement between and into particular regions, which determines the ease of job\ud matching. Furthermore, evidence is found that, after controlling for the level of education\ud acquired, there exists a premium to the ‘correct’ level of education, which varies across UK\ud regions

Publisher: Department of Economics, University of Sheffield
Year: 2011
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