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Previous research on educational mismatch concentrates on estimating its labor market consequences but with a focus on wage and salary workers. This paper examines the far less studied influence of mismatch on the self-employed. Using a sample of workers in science and engineering fields, results show larger earnings penalties for mismatch among the self-employed but no diminution in job satisfaction. Moreover, the reasons for mismatch among the self-employed differ dramatically by gender.

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This page is a summary of: Educational mismatch and self-employment, Economics of Education Review, June 2013, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.econedurev.2013.01.010.
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