MISMATCHED WORKERS AND EMPLOYMENT HISTORY: AN EXPLORATION STUDY
Keywords:over-education, under-education, over-skilling, career mobility, Malaysia
This paper aims at analysing the potential relationship between educational mismatch and workers’ career past history. Three indictors of respondents’ career path history were examined – upwardly mobility (in fact, the subjective probability of being promoted), number of jobs held in the past and tenure within firm. Unlike previous paper, the present paper takes a different approach by examining the effect of over-education and on internal mobility. The results showed that the currently overeducated workers have no significance impact on promotion, job duration and tenure with firm. Instead, being promoted into a high job level within firms and longer tenure within firm were positively associated with the currently undereducated workers.