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Dieter Verhaest
Ghent University
83Publications
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#1Tobias Theys (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
#2Nick Deschacht (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 3
Last.Dieter Verhaest (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 12
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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 ...
#1Brecht Neyt (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 2
#2Eddy Omey (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 13
Last.Stijn Baert (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 11
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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...
#2Nick DeschachtH-Index: 3
Last.Dieter VerhaestH-Index: 12
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Spatial mismatch, where job seekers do not live where jobs can be found, can be an important barrier on the labour market, especially for vulnerable groups. In this study we look at the role that spatial mismatch plays in the Brussels metropolis. Using an improved benchmark, the distance-weighted spatial mismatch index, that also considers location-driven mismatch, we compare the spatial mismatch between the high- and low-skilled labour market and the labour market for the low-skilled with and w...
#2Nick DeschachtH-Index: 3
Last.Dieter VerhaestH-Index: 12
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Le mauvais appariement spatial – les demandeurs d’emploi ne resident pas la ou se trouvent les emplois – peut constituer une entrave importante sur le marche du travail, surtout pour les groupes vulnerables. Dans cette etude, nous examinons le role de cette inadequation spatiale dans la metropole bruxelloise. A l’aide d’un indice de ponderation ameliore, le distance-weighted spatial mismatch index, qui integre l’inadequation induite par la localisation, nous comparons le mauvais appariement spat...
#2Nick DeschachtH-Index: 3
Last.Dieter VerhaestH-Index: 12
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Ruimtelijke mismatch, waarbij werkzoekenden niet wonen waar jobs te vinden zijn, kan een belangrijke barriere zijn op de arbeidsmarkt, vooral voor kwetsbare groepen. In deze studie bekijken we de rol die ruimtelijke mismatch speelt in de Brusselse metropool. Met behulp van een verbeterde maatstaf, de distance-weighted spatial mismatch index, die locatie-gedreven mismatch mee in rekening brengt, vergelijken we de ruimtelijke mismatch tussen de hoog- en laaggeschoolde arbeidsmarkt en de arbeidsmar...
#1Stijn Baert (UCL: Université catholique de Louvain)H-Index: 11
#2Dieter Verhaest (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 12
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...
#1Stijn BaertH-Index: 11
#2Brecht NeytH-Index: 2
Last.Dieter VerhaestH-Index: 12
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Internships during tertiary education have become substantially more common over the past decades in many industrialised countries. This study examines the impact of a voluntary intra-curricular internship experience during university studies on the probability of being invited to a job interview. To estimate a causal relationship, we conducted a randomised field experiment in which we sent 1,248 fictitious, but realistic, resumes to real job openings. We find that applicants with internship exp...
#1Sana Sellami (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 2
#2Dieter Verhaest (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)H-Index: 12
Last.Walter Van Trier (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 2
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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...
#1Brecht NeytH-Index: 2
#2Dieter VerhaestH-Index: 12
Last.Stijn BaertH-Index: 11
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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...
#1Dieter Verhaest (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 12
#2Stijn BaertH-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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