Is the Proportion of College Workers in 'Non-College' Jobs Increasing?
Gottschalk, Peter, and Michael Hansen. “Is the Proportion of College Workers in 'Non-College' Jobs Increasing?”. Boston College Working Papers in Economics 429, 1999.
This paper explores the claim that college educated workers are increasingly likely to be in "non-college" occupations. We provide a conceptual framework which gives analytical content to the previously vague distinction between college and non-college jobs. This framework is used to show that skill bias technological change will to lead to a decline in the proportion of college workers in non-college jobs. This prediction is supported by the data.