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Title:The college wage premium and the expansion of higher education in the UK PDF Logo
Authors:Walker, Ian
Zhu, Yu
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:School of Economics discussion papers 08,09
Abstract:This paper reports estimates of the UK 'college premium' for young graduates across successive cohorts from large cross section datasets for the UK pooled from 1994 to 2006 - a period when the higher education participation rate increased dramatically. This implies that graduate supply considerably outstripped demand which ought to imply a fall in the premium. We find no significant fall for men and even a large, but insignificant, rise for women. Quantile regression results reveal a fall in the premium only for men in the bottom quartile of the distribution of unobserved skills.
Subjects:human capital
higher education
college premium
JEL:I20
J30
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:School of Economics Discussion Papers, University of Kent

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