Disability and Skill Mismatch

Melanie Jones, Peter Sloane

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    This paper integrates two strands of literature on overskilling and disability using the 2004 British Workplace Employment Relations Survey (WERS). It finds that disabled workers are significantly more likely to be skill mismatched in the labour market and that the adverse effect of mismatch on earnings is particularly acute for this group. Giving workers more discretion over how they perform their work may significantly reduce these negative effects.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)101-114
    Number of pages14
    JournalEconomic Record
    Issue numberSUPPL. 1
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010


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