In this study, a comparative-international approach is used to examine race-ethnic disparities in education-occupation mismatch status among immigrants. Using data from the USA and South Africa, this study finds that immigrants are most likely to be undereducated, or have less schooling for their jobs, when their racial characteristics are similar to those of the local racial majority. Black immigrants in South Africa and White immigrants in the USA are the most likely to be undereducated. Having racial characteristics similar to those of the local racial majority is associated with a lower likelihood of overeducation among immigrants.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Journal of International Migration and Integration|
|State||Published - Nov 2010|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cultural Studies