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#ESJsurvey insights - Mitigating overqualification in the EU

Cedefop research shows that 29% of the European Union adult population suffers from qualification mismatches, mostly as overqualification.

In the second in a series of articles on insights from the European Skills and Jobs (ESJ) survey, Cedefop expert Konstantinos Pouliakas looks at ways of mitigating overqualification.

He notes that 'about a quarter of tertiary education graduates work in jobs below their qualification level; this is a waste of public resources and a taint on the value of further education.'

Cedefop’s ESJ survey was carried out in 2014 in all 28 EU Member States, collecting information on the match of the skills of about 49 000 EU workers.

Read the article here.