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Table 13 Variable definitions

From: Born abroad and educated here: examining the impacts of education and skill mismatch among immigrant graduates in Europe

Lwage: Gross monthly earnings in main employment logged.
Overednow: Dummy variable takes value 1 if overeducated in current job andzero otherwise
Overedjob1: Dummy variable takes value 1 if overeducated in first job and zero otherwise
Overskillnow: Dummy variable takes value 1 if overskilled in current job and zero otherwise
Overskilljob1: Dummy variable takes value 1 if overskilled in first job and zero otherwise
Male: Dummy variable takes value 1 if Male and zero otherwise
Labour exp Number of months employed since graduation
Age: Age in years
Years HE: Years spent in Higher Education
Humanities: Dummy variable takes value 1 if main field of study was Humanities and zero otherwise
Social: Dummy variable takes value 1 if main field of study was Social Science and zero otherwise
Science: Dummy variable takes value 1 if main field of study was Science and zero otherwise
Engineering: Dummy variable takes value 1 if main field of study was Engineering and zero otherwise
Supervisor: Dummy variable takes value 1 if supervised staff members and zero otherwise
Fieldmatchnow: Dummy variable takes value 1 if current job matched exclusively to field of study and zero otherwise
Fieldrelatednow: Dummy variable takes value 1 if current job matched on own or a related field of study and zero otherwise
Course employer: Dummy variable takes value 1 if employers were familiar with course and zero otherwise
Course prestige: Dummy variable takes value 1 if course was academically prestigious and zero otherwise
Vocational course: Dummy variable takes value 1 if course was vocationally and zero otherwise
Hours: Regular contract hours per week
R&Dfirm: Dummy variable takes value 1 if employed in a research intensive firm and zero otherwise
Size 50–99: Dummy variable takes value 1 if employed in a firm with 50 to 99 workers and zero otherwise
Size 100–249: Dummy variable takes value 1 if employed in a firm with 100 to 249 workers and zero otherwise
Size 250–999: Dummy variable takes value 1 if employed in a firm with 250 to 999 workers and zero otherwise
Size 1000+: Dummy variable takes value 1 if employed in a firm with over 1000 workers and zero otherwise
Public sector: Dummy variable takes value 1 if employed in a public sector organisation and zero otherwise
N of employers: Number of employers since graduation