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Allen, J

Masters degree in Sociology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, September, 1991. Major in Sociology of Education. Ph.D. traineeship 1991-1995 at the Interuniversity Centre for Social Science Theory and Methodology at the University of Groningen. Courses in social science theory, social science methodology and integration of theory and methodology.
Obtained PhD on inter- and intra-country differentials in the wage returns to education in 1997.
Title of dissertation: Sectoral Composition and the Effect of Education on Wages: An International Comparison, ICS dissertation series, no. 47, Amsterdam: Thesis Publishers. Jim Allen at IDEAS: https://ideas.repec.org/f/pal321.html

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Expertise

Transition from school to work; Overeducation and skills mismatches


Recent Publications

  • Allen, J. P., Levels, M., & van der Velden, R. K. W. (2013). Skill mismatch and skill use in developed countries: Evidence from the PIAAC study. (ROA Research Memoranda; No. 017). Maastricht: Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market.
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  • Allen, J. P., & van der Velden, R. K. W. (2013). Skills for the 21st century: implications for the Dutch education. In L. R. Smith (Ed.), Higher Education: Recent Trends, Emerging Issues and Future Outlook (Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World) (pp. 1-40). Nova Science Publishers.
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  • Belfi, B., Allen, J., van Eldert, P., de Grip, A., Künn, A., Peeters, T., & Poulissen, D. (2018). Schoolverlaters in crisistijd: Gevolgen voor leren en de vroege loopbaan. (ROA Reports; No. 007). Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market.
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  • Allen, J., & Belfi, B. (2018). Wie A zegt, zegt ook B? Opleidingsoordelen van HBO-studenten en afgestudeerden nader vergeleken. (ROA Reports; No. 002). Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market.
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  • Belfi, B., Allen, J., & Mommers, A. (2018). Van startende tot gevorderde kunstenaar. Bij de les, (November 2018), 24-25.
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  • Allen, J., Bijlsma, I., Borghans, L., & Poulissen, D. (2016). Schoolkeuzemotieven van ouders en leerlingen in het primair onderwijs. (ROA Reports; No. 004). Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market.
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  • Allen, J., Bijlsma, I., Borghans, L., & Poulissen, D. (2016). Schoolkeuzemotieven van ouders en leerlingen in het voortgezet onderwijs. (ROA Reports; No. 005). Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market.
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  • Bijlsma, I., van den Brakel, J., van der Velden, R., & Allen, J. (2017). Estimating literacy levels at a detailed regional level: An application using Dutch data. (GSBE Research Memoranda; No. 018). GSBE.
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  • Buisman, M., Allen, J. P., Fouarge, D., Houtkoop, W., & van der Velden, R. K. W. (2013). PIAAC: Kernvaardigheden voor werk en leven. Resultaten van de Nederlandse survey 2012. (ROA External Reports). 's Hertogenbosch: ECBO.
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  • Sijbers, E., Allen, J., & van der Velden, R. (2016). De arbeidsmarktperspectieven van laaggeletterden in Nederland tot 2020. (ROA External Reports). Stichting Lezen & Schrijven.
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