Sheer Class? The Extent and Sources of Variation in the UK Graduate Earnings Premium

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Robin Naylor

University of Warwick - Department of Economics

Date Written: March 2002

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Naylor, Robin A., Sheer Class? The Extent and Sources of Variation in the UK Graduate Earnings Premium (March 2002). LSE STICERD Research Paper No. CASE054, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1158945

Robin A. Naylor

University of Warwick - Department of Economics ( email )

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