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The boom in postgraduate education and its impact on wage inequality

Lindley, Joanne and Machin, Stephen (2011) The boom in postgraduate education and its impact on wage inequality. CEPDP, 351. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

Growing numbers of university students in Britain and the United States are staying on after their first degrees to invest in a postgraduate qualification. Joanne Lindley and Stephen Machin document this trend and assess the impact on wage inequality - among graduates and across the labour force as a whole.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 2011 the authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
JEL classification: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Time Allocation, Work Behavior, and Employment Determination and Creation; Human Capital; Retirement > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs > J31 - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials by Skill, Training, Occupation, etc.
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2011 09:12
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 09:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/39087

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