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Horizontal job-education mismatch in the Czech Republic

Author: Bc. Jakub Veřtát
Year: 2022 - summer
Leaders: Filip Pertold
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Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 70
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Link: https://dspace.cuni.cz/handle/20.500.11956/175769
Abstract: Most studies examining a mismatch between education and job focus only on
vertical mismatch, i.e. the discrepancy between the level of education attained
and the level required for a given job. Less attention has been paid to the match
between the field of study and job, so-called horizontal mismatch. This thesis
explores horizontal mismatch among tertiary-educated workers in the Czech
Republic. First, we measure the incidence of horizontal and full mismatch
(combination of horizontal and vertical mismatch) between 2005 and 2019.
Second, we examine determinants of horizontal mismatch using the binary logit
model and full mismatch determinants using the multinomial logit model. We
apply two different objective measures of horizontal mismatch. The results
suggest that the incidence of horizontal mismatch has slightly decreased since
2005, while the incidence of full mismatch has more than doubled. Among
other factors, the field of study significantly affects the likelihood of horizontal
and full mismatch. Gender influences only the probability of full mismatch.

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