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dc.date.created2018-08-13T09:51:15Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationLarsen, Edvard Nergård Rogne, Adrian Farner Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth . Perfect for the Job? Overqualification of Immigrants and their Descendants in the Norwegian Labor Market. Social Inclusion. 2018, 6(3), 78-103
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/70842
dc.description.abstractCompared to the majority population, studies have shown that non-western immigrants are more likely to work in jobs for which they are overqualified. These findings are based on coarse measures of jobs, and an important question is how sensitive these findings are to the definition of jobs. By using detailed information from Norwegian register data 2014, we provide a methodological innovation in comparing individuals working in the same occupation, industry, sector, firm, and municipality. In this way, we measure the degree of overqualification among workers within more than 653,000 jobs. We differentiate between immigrants and their descendants originating from Western Europe, the New EU countries, other Western countries, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Africa and Asia (except MENA countries), and South and Central America, and compare their outcomes with the majority population holding the same jobs. We find that immigrants from all country of origin groups are more likely to be overqualified compared to the majority population and to descendants of immigrants. However, the prevalence of overqualification decreases with time since immigration.
dc.languageEN
dc.publisherCogitatio Press
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titlePerfect for the Job? Overqualification of Immigrants and their Descendants in the Norwegian Labor Market
dc.title.alternativeENEngelskEnglishPerfect for the Job? Overqualification of Immigrants and their Descendants in the Norwegian Labor Market
dc.typeJournal article
dc.creator.authorLarsen, Edvard Nergård
dc.creator.authorRogne, Adrian Farner
dc.creator.authorBirkelund, Gunn Elisabeth
cristin.unitcode185,17,7,0
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi
cristin.ispublishedtrue
cristin.fulltextoriginal
cristin.qualitycode1
dc.identifier.cristin1601390
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&rft.jtitle=Social Inclusion&rft.volume=6&rft.spage=78&rft.date=2018
dc.identifier.jtitleSocial Inclusion
dc.identifier.volume6
dc.identifier.issue3
dc.identifier.startpage78
dc.identifier.endpage103
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.17645/si.v6i3.1451
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-73963
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dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn2183-2803
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/70842/1/SI-6%25283%2529-Perfect-for-the-Job.pdf
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