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A Study on the Effect of Working Experience while in College on the Labor Market Outcomes: Focused on the Wage and Job Mismatch

  • Korean Society and Public Administration
  • Abbr : KSPA
  • 2016, 27(2), pp.237-259
  • Publisher : Seoul Association For Public Administration
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Administration

정기덕 1 CHO, MIN HYO 2

1성균관대학교 국정전문대학원 석사과정
2성균관대학교

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ABSTRACT

Using data from the Graduates Occupational Mobility Survey (2010), this study analyses the effect of work experience while in college on labor market outcomes upon graduation focusing on whether the type of work matches the student’s college major or not. Labor market outcomes were measured as monthly wage and the degree of job mismatch of which the latter is an outcome that had been neglected in the field of public policy. Results indicated that only experiencing work which matched one’s college major led to higher wage and less job mismatch compared to those who had never experienced work which matched their majors. On the other hand, we found that the probability of experiencing job mismatch increased as the number of work experience increased. This indicates that work experience irrelevant to one’s college major could have a negative effect on labor market outcomes. Policy implications are discussed.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.