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Table 4 Transition matrix of education mismatch between 5 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 Australia – 5 months after arrival Education mismatch in Australia – 17 months after arrival
  Unemployed Over-educated Correctly matched Under-educated Total
Not working 39.33 17.52 30.57 12.57 100
Over-educated 6.11 61.45 30.15 2.29 100
Correctly matched 3.02 6.52 86.11 4.35 100
Under-educated 4.53 1.23 15.64 78.60 100
Total 19.51 16.87 48.30 15.32 100
  1. Note: The “Not working” subgroup in the case of “education-occupation mismatch in Australia at 5 months after arrival” includes besides unemployed also individuals that are were initially not in the labour force, since some of them are employed or are looking for a job one year later.