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Title:University quality and graduate wages in the UK PDF Logo
Authors:Hussain, Iftikhar
Mcnally, Sandra
Telhaj, Shqiponja
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 4043
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.
Subjects:University quality
returns to education
JEL:I23
J24
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20090323117
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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