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Higher education outcomes, graduate employment and university performance indicators

Bratti, Massimiliano, McKnight, Abigail, Naylor, Robin and Smith, Jeremy (2004) Higher education outcomes, graduate employment and university performance indicators. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A: Statistics in Society, 167 (3). pp. 475-496. ISSN 0964-1998

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1467-985X.2004.0apm1.x


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 who do not obtain qualifications and those who do not respond to the FDS are not included within the official analysis. We compare an employment-related performance indicator based on those students who responded to the FDS with alternative approaches which address the potential non-random nature of this subgroup of university leavers.

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Additional Information: © 2004 Royal Statistical Society
Divisions: Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2012 12:46
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2024 04:51

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