The effects of ability on returns to over- and under-education: Evidence from Malaysia

Chung Khain Wye, Rahmah Ismail

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In Malaysia, skilled-job creation does not match the rising number of tertiary-educated workers. The resultant accumulation of skill and ability competencies and work experience raises the question of the extent to which this enhances (mitigates) the wage premium (penalty) of over-education (under-education). Using data collected in Peninsular Malaysia in 2015, the authors estimate the effects of ability on returns to education. Their findings suggest that improving specific types of ability may be a means of rectifying wage deficiencies resulting from over- and under-education. On this basis, human resource development in schools and in the workplace should focus on developing job-specific workplace abilities.

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JournalInternational Labour Review
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2019

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Education
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The effects of ability on returns to over- and under-education : Evidence from Malaysia. / Wye, Chung Khain; Ismail, Rahmah.

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