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Table 4 Field transferability across countries

From: Field-of-study mismatch and overqualification: labour market correlates and their wage penalty

  Field transferability
(2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)
Austria 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4
Canada 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4
Cyprusa, b 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.2 0.5 0.6
Czech Republic 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5
Denmark 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.5
England/N. Ireland (UK) 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.9
Estonia 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6
Finland 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.4
Flanders (Belgium) 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5
France 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.3
Germany 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5
Ireland 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.6
Italy 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.4
Japan 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4
Korea 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.3
Netherlands 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.7
Norway 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.4
Poland 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.8
Russian Federationc 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Slovak Republic 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.6
Spain 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.6
Sweden 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6
USA 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4
Country average 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5
  1. Source: Own calculations based on the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) (2012)
  2. (2) teacher training and education science, (3) humanities, languages and arts, (4) social sciences, business and law, (5) science, mathematics and computing, (6) engineering, manufacturing and construction, (7) agriculture and veterinary, (8) health and welfare, (9) service. a, b, c See notes to Table 1