Arbeit, Europäische Integration, Gender

Overeducation among graduates: An overlooked facet of the gender pay gap? Evidence from East and West Germany

21.01.2014 | HWWI Research Paper | von Christina Boll, Julian Sebastian Leppin

Germany’s occupational and sectoral change towards a knowledge-based economy calls for high returns to education. Nevertheless, female graduates are paid much less than their male counterparts. We wonder whether overeducation affects sexes differently and