Higher education outcomes, graduate employment and university performance indicators
Bratti, Massimiliano, McKnight, Abigail, Naylor, Robin Andrew, 1959- and Smith, Jeremy (Jeremy P.) (2003) Higher education outcomes, graduate employment and university performance indicators. Working Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick, Department of Economics. (Warwick economic research papers).
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Official employment-related Performance Indicators in UK Higher Education are based on the population of students responding to the First Destination Supplement (FDS). This generates potentially biased performance indicators as this population of students is not necessarily representative of the full population of leavers from each institution. University leavers not obtaining qualifications and those not responding to the FDS are not included within the official analysis. We compare an employment-related performance indicator based on those students responding to the FDS with alternative approaches which address the potential non-random nature of this sub-group of university leavers.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Education, Higher -- Great Britain, Education, Higher -- Finance, Performance, College graduates -- Employment -- Great Britain, Sampling (Statistics)|
|Series Name:||Warwick economic research papers|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick, Department of Economics|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Number of Pages:||41|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||Great Britain. Dept. for Education and Skills (DfES)|
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