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Graduate earnings in Great Britain: a matter of degree?

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  • D. H. Blackaby
  • P. D. Murphy
  • N. C. O'Leary
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    In this paper we show that whilst there appear to be substantial private earnings gains to be had from a university education, these are greater for women than they are for men. Due to substantial asymmetries in post-graduation earnings performance, choice of subject is more important for men.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 6 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 5 ()
    Pages: 311-315

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:6:y:1999:i:5:p:311-315

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    1. Livanos, Ilias & Pouliakas, Konstantinos, 2008. "Returns to education by academic discipline in the Greek labour market," MPRA Paper 14159, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Lin, Eric S., 2010. "Gender wage gaps by college major in Taiwan: Empirical evidence from the 1997-2003 Manpower Utilization Survey," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 156-164, February.
    3. Massimiliano BRATTI & Luca MANCINI, 2003. "Differences in Early Occupational Earnings of UK Male Graduates by Degree Subject: Evidence from the 1980-1993 USR," Working Papers 189, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.
    4. Roland Amann, 2004. "Self-Selection and Wage-Tenure Profiles for Heterogeneous Labor," Working Papers of the Research Group Heterogenous Labor 04-16, Research Group Heterogeneous Labor, University of Konstanz/ZEW Mannheim.
    5. Nigel C. O’Leary & Peter J. Sloane, 2005. "The Return to a University Education in Great Britain," National Institute Economic Review, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, vol. 193(1), pages 75-89, July.
    6. Pouliakas, Konstantinos & Livanos, Ilias, 2008. "The Gender Wage Gap as a Function of Educational Degree Choices in Greece," MPRA Paper 14168, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 19 Mar 2009.
    7. Massimiliano Bratti, 2005. "Social Class and Undergraduate Degree Subject in the UK," UNIMI - Research Papers in Economics, Business, and Statistics unimi-1015, Universitá degli Studi di Milano.

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