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University Quality and Graduate Wages in the UK

Hussain, I, McNally, S and Telhaj, S (2009) University Quality and Graduate Wages in the UK Centre for the Economics of Education, London School of Economics.

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Abstract

We examine the links between various measures of university quality and graduate earnings in the United Kingdom. We explore the implications of using different measures of quality and combining them into an aggregate measure. Our findings suggest a positive return to university quality with an average earnings differential of about 6 percent for a one standard deviation rise in university quality. However, the relationship between university quality and wages is highly non-linear, with a much higher return at the top of the distribution. There is some indication that returns may be increasing over time.

Item Type: Other
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Hussain, I
McNally, Ss.mcnally@surrey.ac.uk
Telhaj, S
Date : March 2009
Funders : ERSC
Copyright Disclaimer : © Iftikhar Hussain, Sandra McNally, Shqiponja Telhaja, March 2009
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Additional Information : ISSN 2045-6557
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:25
Last Modified : 31 Mar 2020 17:02
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/819583

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