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A comparison of earnings related to higher technical and academic education

Espinoza Bustos, Hector and Speckesser, Stefan (2022) A comparison of earnings related to higher technical and academic education. Education Economics, 30 (6). pp. 644-659. ISSN 0964-5292

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Identification Number: 10.1080/09645292.2022.2035321


Not much is known about higher technical education in England, but current education policy looks positively at it to improve labour productivity and social mobility. We provide updated estimates of individual earnings differentials associated with such education, compared to achieving degrees, for all secondary school leavers in 2003. We find an early advantage of higher technical education, which erode over time. By age 30, most degree holders earn more. However, for men with higher technical education in STEM, earnings remain significantly above those of many degree holders. For women, such differences were not found.

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Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education > I21 - Analysis of Education
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J64 - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2022 15:00
Last Modified: 17 May 2024 00:27

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