Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/170829
Authors: 
Holford, Angus J.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10845
Abstract: 
We use the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE) to estimate the socio-economic gradient in access to unpaid internships among English and Welsh graduates six months after completing their first degree, and the return to this internship experience 3 years later in terms of salary, occupation, contract type and career satisfaction. We show a significant salary penalty at 3.5 years after graduation compared with those going straight into paid work or further study, but also that graduates from higher socio-economic status have an advantage in accessing internships while being significantly insulated from their negative effects.
Subjects: 
higher education
internships
human capital
job satisfaction
JEL: 
J24
J28
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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