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The boom in postgraduate education and its impact on wage inequality

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  • Joanne Lindley
  • Stephen Machin
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    Growing numbers of university students in Britain and the United States are staying on after their first degrees to invest in a postgraduate qualification. Joanne Lindley and Stephen Machin document this trend and assess the impact on wage inequality - among graduates and across the labour force as a whole.

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    Paper provided by London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library in its series LSE Research Online Documents on Economics with number 39087.

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    Length: 1075 pages
    Date of creation: Oct 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:ehl:lserod:39087

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