We are delighted to announce that team member, Dr. Zizhen Wang, ERC postdoctoral researcher, has published a paper in Irish Educational Studies. Drawing from research carried out for his PhD, Dr. Wang’s study investigates how different forms of social capital and job searching methods influence the incidence of overeducation among international students upon graduation in Ireland. While most studies have concentrated primarily on human capital factors in explaining overeducation among immigrant workers, this study emphasises the effect of bonding and bridging social capital, as well as different job searching channels, on the likelihood of overeducation among university international graduates.

The paper can be accessed here.