Sheer Class? Returns to educational performance: evidence from UK graduates’ first destination labour market outcomes
Naylor, Robin Andrew, 1959-, Smith, Jeremy (Jeremy P.) and McKnight, Abigail (2007) Sheer Class? Returns to educational performance: evidence from UK graduates’ first destination labour market outcomes. Working Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick, Department of Economics. Warwick economic research papers (No.786).
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We exploit individual-level administrative data for whole populations of UK university students for the leaving cohorts of 1985-1993 (together with that of 1998) to investigate the influence of degree performance on graduate occupational earnings. We find that there is a significant premium associated with a good performance at university. We also find that this premium increased between 1985/6 and 1993/4, a period of substantial expansion in the graduate population. Among other results, we find that there are significant differences in the occupational earnings of leavers according to university attended, subject studied, and pre-university educational and social background, ceteris paribus.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Wages -- Effect of education on, Education, Higher -- Great Britain, Degrees, Academic -- Great Britain, Wages -- College graduates|
|Series Name:||Warwick economic research papers|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick, Department of Economics|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Official Date:||January 2007|
|Number of Pages:||29|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
Becker, G. S. (1975). Human capital, a theoretical and empirical analysis. New York: National Bureau of Economic Research.
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