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Table 3 Transition matrix of education mismatch between home country and 17 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 – 17 months after arrival
  Unemployed Over-educated Correctly matched Under-educated Total
Not working 37.45 14.74 31.87 15.94 100
Over-educated 20.62 50.52 28.35 0.52 100
Correctly matched 14.83 18.15 63.47 3.54 100
Under-educated 22.30 3.60 26.76 47.34 100
Total 19.51 16.87 48.30 15.32 100
  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.