Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/52037
Authors: 
Chevalier, Arnaud
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5652
Abstract: 
Using a survey of a cohort of UK graduates, linked to administrative data on higher education participation, this paper investigates the labour market attainment of recent graduates by subject of study. We document a large heterogeneity in the mean wages of graduates from different subjects and a considerably larger one within subject with individuals with the most favourable unobserved characteristics obtaining wages almost twice as large as those with the worst. Moreover, gender differences in wages within subjects are also large. We then simulate a graduate tax to calculate a willingness to pay - in form of tuition fees - to capture these subject wage premia.
Subjects: 
graduate earnings
tuition fees
JEL: 
I22
J31
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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