University Quality and Graduate Wages in the UK

Hussain, Iftikhar, McNally, Sandra and Telhaj, Shqiponja (2009) University Quality and Graduate Wages in the UK. Discussion Paper. Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA).

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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: Reports and working papers (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information: IZA Discussion Paper No. 4043.
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Depositing User: Library Cataloguing
Date Deposited: 25 May 2012 12:37
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 10:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39430
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