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

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Title: Enhancing the comparability of self-rated skills-matching using anchoring vignettes
Authors: Ryan, Martin
Delaney, Liam
Harmon, Colm
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2066
Date: 16-Jan-2009
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.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Irish Economic Association
Copyright (published version): 2009, The Irish Economic Association
Keywords: Skills-matching;Anchoring vignettes;Ph.D. outcomes;Self-rated survey questions;Over-education;Human capital
Subject LCSH: Doctoral students--Employment
Universities and colleges--Employees--Job satisfaction
Vocational guidance
Self-evaluation
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Conference Details: Twenty-third Annual Conference of the Irish Economic Association, Blarney, Co. Cork, 24-26 April 2009
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Research Collection
Economics Research Collection

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