MISMATCHED WORKERS AND EMPLOYMENT HISTORY: AN EXPLORATION STUDY

  • Asmawi Hashim Department of Economics, Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak
  • Zainizam Zakariya Department of Economics, Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak
  • Emilda Hashim Department of Economics, Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak
  • Nurhanie Mahjum Department of Economics, Faculty of Management and Economics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak
Keywords: over-education, under-education, over-skilling, career mobility, Malaysia

Abstract

This paper aims at analysing the potential relationship between educational mismatch and workers’ career past history. Three indictors of respondents’ career path history were examined – upwardly mobility (in fact, the subjective probability of being promoted), number of jobs held in the past and tenure within firm. Unlike previous paper, the present paper takes a different approach by examining the effect of over-education and on internal mobility. The results showed that the currently overeducated workers have no significance impact on promotion, job duration and tenure with firm. Instead, being promoted into a high job level within firms and longer tenure within firm were positively associated with the currently undereducated workers.

 

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Published
2015-10-22
How to Cite
Hashim, A., Zakariya, Z., Hashim, E., & Mahjum, N. (2015). MISMATCHED WORKERS AND EMPLOYMENT HISTORY: AN EXPLORATION STUDY. Management Research Journal, 4, 131-144. Retrieved from https://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/MRJ/article/view/1484