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Dieter Verhaest
Ghent University
83Publications
12H-index
676Citations
Publications 83
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Published on Nov 26, 2018in Journal of Economic Surveys 2.30
Brecht Neyt2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Ghent University),
Eddy Omey13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Ghent University)
+ 1 AuthorsStijn Baert11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Ghent University)
We review the theories put forward, methodological approaches used, and empirical conclusions found in the multidisciplinary literature on the relationship between student employment and educational outcomes. A systematic comparison of the empirical work yields new insights that go beyond the overall reported negative effect of more intensive working schemes and that are of high academic and policy relevance. One such insight uncovered by our review is that student employment seems to have a mor...
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Economist-netherlands 0.54
Stijn Baert11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Université catholique de Louvain),
Dieter Verhaest12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Ghent University)
This study aims at estimating the stigma effect of unemployment and overeducation within one framework. To this end, we conduct a field experiment in the Belgian labour market. We send out trios of fictitious male job applications to real vacancies. These applications differ only by the labour market history of the candidates. By monitoring the subsequent reactions from the employer side, we find evidence for a larger stigma effect of unemployment than overeducation. The stigma effect of overedu...
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Published on Dec 18, 2018in Urban Studies 2.60
Tobias Theys (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Nick Deschacht3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
+ 1 AuthorsDieter Verhaest12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
The literature on spatial mismatch often focuses on a mismatch within cities or local labour markets. This paper looks at the spatial mismatch between local labour markets. Using US data, we study the evolution of inter-regional mismatch between 1980 and 2010 and how this evolution varies across skill levels. Since we expect the spatial structure of supply and demand in the labour market to play a central role at this geographical level, we develop an extension of the spatial mismatch index, as ...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Labour
Sana Sellami2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Dieter Verhaest12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Walter Van Trier2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Ghent University)
We make a comparative analysis of the different methods used for the measurement of field-of-study mismatch. A first part of the paper reviews the literature, detailing and discussing the different approaches (worker assessments, job analysis, realized matches). In the second part, based on a data-set allowing us to use various measures, we investigate whether these different approaches result in differences with respect to the incidence and the determinants of field-of-study mismatch. Since sub...
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Published on Nov 1, 2018in Empirical Economics 0.97
Dieter Verhaest12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Ghent University),
Stijn Baert11
Estimated H-index: 11
We investigate whether the choice for a higher education program with a substantial workplace learning component entails an early-career trade-off between on the one hand higher employment chances and better initial matches (when opting for a program with workplace learning) and on the other hand a lower risk of bad match persistence (when opting for a program without workplace learning). To this end, we rely on longitudinal data of Belgian graduates that track their careers up until the age of ...
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Published on Oct 1, 2018
Dieter Verhaest12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Jeroen Lavrijsen3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
+ 2 AuthorsEddy Omey13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Ghent University)
Earlier research showed that obtaining a vocational instead of a general qualification has contrasting effects on employment and earnings over the life course. Relying on two international datasets (ESJS and PIAAC) and focussing on upper-secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary qualifications, we find similar contrasting effects in terms of educational and skill mismatches. While vocationally educated individuals are less likely to face mismatches at the start of their careers, this advantage g...
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Published on Jul 1, 2018in Society and mental health 0.96
Pieter Dudal1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Ghent University),
Dieter Verhaest12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Piet Bracke26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Ghent University)
There is little theoretical understanding of why educational inequalities in depression are larger in some countries than in others. The current research tries to fill this gap by focusing on the way in which important labor market processes, specifically upgrading and polarization, affect the relationship between education and depression. Analyses are based on a subsample, aged between 20 and 65, in 26 countries participating in the European Social Survey (N = 56,881) in 2006, 2012, and 2014. T...
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Published on Jul 1, 2018in Journal of Personnel Psychology 1.15
Karin Proost10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Dieter Verhaest12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Ghent University)
Abstract. Although both employees and organizations increasingly realize the importance of a good work–life balance, it remains unclear how recruiters react when applicants mention a desire for balance on their CV. We conducted a between-subjects experiment (N = 96) in which one group of participants received a CV of an applicant who valued work–life balance versus a CV from which this information was omitted. Based on signaling theory and gender–role congruence theory, we suggested that mention...
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Published on Jul 1, 2018in Industrial Relations 1.28
Dieter Verhaest12
Estimated H-index: 12
,
Elene Bogaert1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 2 AuthorsStijn Baert11
Estimated H-index: 11
We test whether employers prefer overqualified to adequately qualified job candidates. To this end, duos of fictitious applications by bachelor's and master's graduates are sent to real job openings with a bachelor's degree as a minimum requirement. For the overall sample, we find that overqualified master's graduates are 19 percent more likely to be directly invited for a job interview and 11 percent more likely to get any positive reaction. This relative advantage for overqualified workers is ...
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Published on Jan 1, 2018
Brecht Neyt2
Estimated H-index: 2
,
Dieter Verhaest12
Estimated H-index: 12
,
Stijn Baert11
Estimated H-index: 11
This study examines the impact of enrolling into dual apprenticeship programs in secondary education on six early employment outcomes. Our contribution to the literature is threefold. First, we estimate – within the same, Belgian secondary education framework – the effects of two distinct types of dual programs that combine part-time school- or training centre-based instruction with an apprenticeship in a firm. Second, these effects are identified by estimating a dynamic model capturing subseque...
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