Dieter Verhaest
Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
84Publications
11H-index
660Citations
Publications 84
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Economist-netherlands 0.54
Stijn Baert11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Catholic University of Leuven),
Dieter Verhaest11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel)
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 1, 2018in Labour
Sana Sellami2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Dieter Verhaest11
Estimated H-index: 11
(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 Verhaest11
Estimated H-index: 11
(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 Jul 1, 2018in Industrial Relations 1.28
Dieter Verhaest11
Estimated H-index: 11
,
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 Jul 1, 2018in Journal of Personnel Psychology 1.15
Karin Proost11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Dieter Verhaest11
Estimated H-index: 11
(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 Society and mental health 0.96
Pieter Dudal1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Ghent University),
Dieter Verhaest11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Piet Bracke25
Estimated H-index: 25
(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 Dec 18, 2018in Urban Studies 2.60
Tobias Theys (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Nick Deschacht3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
+ 1 AuthorsDieter Verhaest11
Estimated H-index: 11
(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 Nov 26, 2018in Journal of Economic Surveys 2.30
Brecht Neyt1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Ghent University),
Eddy Omey10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Ghent University)
+ 1 AuthorsStijn Baert11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Ghent University)
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Published on May 1, 2017in Economic & Industrial Democracy 1.36
Elsy Verhofstadt4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Ghent University),
Elfi Baillien17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
+ 1 AuthorsH. De Witte33
Estimated H-index: 33
(North-West University)
The present study allows for a more flexible Job Demand–Control model by introducing years of work experience as a contextual factor (i.e. moderator). Building on the processes of adaptation and diminishing returns to learning-by-doing, the authors assumed that the relationships between job demands, job control and strain versus learning decrease with the number of years an individual has been working (i.e. years of work experience). Hypotheses were tested using data from Flemish workers during ...
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Published on Mar 1, 2017in Revista Internacional Del Trabajo
Dieter Verhaest11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Sana Sellami2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Velden van der Rolf17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Maastricht University)
Con datos de los inicios profesionales de titulados universitarios europeos y japoneses, se investiga el papel de las instituciones y los desequilibrios del mercado laboral en el desajuste vertical, horizontal y total de las calificaciones. El horizontal resulta menor en paises con mucha proteccion del empleo, mejores subsidios de desempleo y programas educativos selectivos. Las diferencias entre paises en cuanto al vertical se explican por los desequilibrios del mercado laboral. Estas variables...
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