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Table 10 Skill mismatch under alternative assignment mechanisms

From: A new measure of skill mismatch: theory and evidence from PIAAC

  Literacy Numeracy
  Under- Well- Over- Under- Well- Over-
  skilled matched skilled skilled matched skilled
Observeda 0.093 0.746 0.162 0.087 0.746 0.167
Re-assign Eb 0.084 0.900 0.016 0.095 0.897 0.008
Re-assign E+Uc 0.044 0.931 0.024 0.045 0.924 0.032
Re-assign E+U+Id 0.021 0.899 0.080 0.032 0.904 0.065
  1. Source: OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC)
  2. aObserved distribution of skill-mismatch (same as in Tables 3 and 4)
  3. bDistribution of skill mismatch obtained by reallocating employed workers to the existing jobs. See Section 7 for details
  4. cDistribution of skill mismatch obtained by reallocating employed and unemployed workers to the existing jobs. See Section 7 for details
  5. dDistribution of skill mismatch obtained by reallocating all individuals (employed, unemployed and inactive) to the existing jobs. See Section 7 for details