Abstract—Higher education in Taiwan underwent rapid
development over the past two decades. This research adopted
the resultsof the survey on the present state of human resources
conducted by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting
and Statistics to investigate the influence of overeducation on
the human resource market. This study incorporated multiple
methods of calculating overeducation to investigate the
inconsistencies between the results and the explanations for
these.Results showed that the rate of overeducation did not
show much variation in the past decade according to both the
standard deviation method and the modal method and that the
findings conformed to the statistical results of past domestic
studies. The salary regression model provided a good
explanatory effect of overeducation and undereducation, and
was conducive to the explanation and analysis of education level
effects on salary. The standard deviation method was
comparatively more effective than the modal method in
calculating the rate of overeducation. This is related to the
looser definition of adequate education in the standard
Index Terms—Overeducation, undereducation, higher education, adequate education, required education.
Xiao Lin is with the National Chi Nan University, Taiwan (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Xiao Lin, "The Expansion of Higher Education and Overeducation in Taiwan: Evidence from 1997 to 2007," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 884-889, 2015.