Walker, Ian and Zhu, Yu (2008) The College Wage Premium and the Expansion of Higher Education in the UK. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 110 (4). pp. 695-709. ISSN 0347-0520.
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This paper reports estimates of the UK “college premium” for young graduates across successive cohorts from large cross section datasets for the UK pooled from 1994 to 2006 - a period when the higher education participation rate increased dramatically. This implies that graduate supply considerably outstripped demand which ought to imply a fall in the premium. We find no significant fall for men and even a large, but insignificant, rise for women. Quantile regression results reveal a fall in the premium only for men in the bottom quartile of the distribution of unobserved skills.
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|Uncontrolled keywords:||Human capital; higher education; college premium; I20; J30|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics|
|Depositing User:||Yu Zhu|
|Date Deposited:||20 Apr 2009 14:13|
|Last Modified:||06 Sep 2011 01:47|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15470 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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