In brief... The rewards for getting a good degree

Telhaj, Shqiponje (2016) In brief... The rewards for getting a good degree. Centre Piece, 20 (3). pp. 15-16. ISSN 1362-3761

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Abstract

It pays to study hard at university, according to research by Shqiponja Telhaj and colleagues. Their study finds that there is a significant hourly wage premium for getting a first or upper second. For graduates more than five years out of university, the wage premium for a good degree is 7-9%. Does an individual’s educational achievement at university affect their pay later in life? This research looks at evidence on degree classes and UK graduate earnings during the period of expansion of higher education. It shows that as more young people get degrees, the premium for graduating with a good degree increases.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD4801 Labour. Work. Working class > HD4904.7 Human capital
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Depositing User: Shqiponje Telhaj
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2017 16:08
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 07:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/66223

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