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Sheer class? The extent and sources of variation in the UK graduate earnings premium

Naylor, Robin and Smith, Jeremy and McKnight, Abigail (2002) Sheer class? The extent and sources of variation in the UK graduate earnings premium. CASEpaper, CASE/54. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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In this paper, we use the individual-level USR data for the whole population of 1993 leavers from the ¿old¿ universities of the UK to investigate the determinants of graduate occupational earnings. Among other results, we find that there are significant differences in the occupational earnings of leavers, according to: university attended, subject studied, degree class awarded, and Social Class of family background, ceteris paribus. Our results suggest that there is likely to be significant variation around the average rate of return to a first degree.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2002 Robin Naylor, Jeremy Smith and Abigail McKnight
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2008 10:34
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2014 15:49

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