Does it pay to attend a prestigious university?
10T16:44:16Z February 2010
This paper provides evidence of heterogeneity in the returns to higher education in the UK. Attending the most prestigious universities leads to a wage premium of up to 6% for males. The rise in participation in higher education also led to a greater sorting of students and an increase in the returns to quality. These results somehow justify the recent introduction of top-up fees. Additionally, identification strategy matters and OLS estimates may be severely biased. However, our estimates, based on propensity score matching, are imprecise due to the thinness of the common support.
Department for Education and Skills (Great Britain)
Council for Industry and Higher Education
Type of Material
University College Dublin. Institute for the Study of Social Change (Geary Institute)
ISSC Discussion Paper Series
Subject – LCSH
Education, Higher--Economic aspects
Wages--Effect of education on
Status of Item
Not peer reviewed
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