The Extent of Field-of-Study Mismatch in Thailand and its Impact on Earnings(Pages 816-825)
Economics Department, Faculty of Business, Economics and Communication, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand.
This research investigates the extent of horizontal mismatch or field-of-study mismatch in Thailand and its impacts on earnings using the Thailand Labor Force Survey of 2017. Samples are individuals aged 15 – 60 years with university degree levels: bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctoral degree. The results demonstrate that 32.02% of university graduates in Thailand are horizontally mismatched. In addition, horizontally mismatched graduates earn 6% less than matched graduates. Specifically, graduates with a degree in social science and humanities who are employed in jobs unrelated to their fields of study earn 7% less than horizontally matched graduates. Meanwhile, horizontally mismatched graduates with a degree in physical science earn 2% less than horizontally matched graduates. Essentially, horizontally mismatched workers suffer a wage penalty as a result of human capital underutilization.
Field-of-study mismatch, Horizontal mismatch, Job-education mismatch, Vertical mismatch.
How to Cite:
Akkaya Senkrua. The Extent of Field-of-Study Mismatch in Thailand and its Impact on Earnings. [ref]: vol.20.2022. available at: https://refpress.org/ref-vol20-a92/
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