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Table 2 Transition matrix of education mismatch between home country and 5 months after arrival in Australia (Cohort 1&2)

From: Immigrant over- and under-education: the role of home country labour market experience

Education mismatch in home country Education mismatch in Australia – 5 months after arrival
  Unemployed Over-educated Correctly matched Under-educated Total
Not working 46.81 12.77 28.37 12.06 100
Over-educated 39.11 41.13 19.35 0.40 100
Correctly matched 26.50 11.98 59.21 2.31 100
Under-educated 33.96 2.80 16.98 46.26 100
Total 31.35 12.53 42.99 13.13 100
  1. Note: The “Not working” subgroup in the case of “education-occupation mismatch in the home country” includes besides unemployed also individuals that were not in the labour force, since some of them are employed or are looking for a job once in Australia.