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Table 8 Transition matrix by AFQT quartile

From: The career prospects of overeducated Americans

    t  
t−1 OE UE Matched Non-emp.
Lowest     
  Overeducated 72.8% 6.2% 15.4% 5.6%
  Undereducated 42.1% 42.1% 5.3% 10.5%
  Matched 37.1% 9.7% 50.0% 3.2%
  Non-employed 44.7% 2.6% 0.0% 52.6%
  Total 58.0% 11.0% 19.3% 11.7%
2nd     
  Overeducated 71.5% 6.3% 16.9% 5.3%
  Undereducated 46.0% 34.9% 12.7% 6.3%
  Matched 31.7% 1.8% 58.7% 7.8%
  Non-employed 30.8% 0.0% 15.4% 53.8%
  Total 52.9% 6.7% 28.5% 12.0%
3rd     
  Overeducated 66.3% 4.1% 24.7% 5.0%
  Undereducated 26.7% 45.9% 20.7% 6.7%
  Matched 30.5% 4.4% 61.4% 3.6%
  Non-employed 32.4% 9.4% 17.3% 41.0%
  Total 46.9% 8.7% 36.3% 8.2%
Highest     
  Overeducated 62.5% 2.9% 30.5% 4.1%
  Undereducated 21.8% 46.5% 28.9% 2.8%
  Matched 25.4% 3.9% 68.2% 2.5%
  Non-employed 23.8% 4.2% 19.0% 53.0%
  Total 41.7% 6.4% 44.6% 7.3%
  1. Note: Sample has entered the labor market and has a schooling attainment of 14 years or more