Qualifications mismatch and skills mismatch

John Sutherland

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The purpose of this paper is to estimate the extent of “over‐qualification” (i.e. holding a qualification which is above that required to gain entry to the job being done) and “skills under‐utilisation” (i.e. being in a job which does not make use of the knowledge and skills possessed) in the United Kingdom and to examine whether these conditions are correlated with age.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619 -632
Number of pages14
JournalEducation and Training
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • qualifications
  • mismatches
  • skills under‐utilisation
  • over qualified
  • skills

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