Which graduates get the top pay?

11 May ‘16
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12.00PM - 1.00PM
Speaker: Professor Anna Vignoles

Venue: C25, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling

The Faculty of Social Science invites you to a Seminar on graduates and pay:

In this seminar, Professor Anna Vignoles looks at the link between earnings and students’ background, degree subject and university attended. The research uses anonymized tax data and student loan records for 260,000 students up to ten years after graduation. This is the first time a ‘big data’ approach has been used to look at how graduate earnings vary by institution of study, degree subject and parental income. The data includes cohorts of graduates who started university in the period 1998-2011 and whose earnings (or lack of earnings) are then observed in the tax year 2011/12. The analysis suggests that graduates from richer family backgrounds earn significantly more after graduation than their poorer counterparts, even after completing the same degrees from the same universities.

Professor Anna Vignoles is Professor of Education (1938) at the University of Cambridge. She has published widely on widening participation in higher education, social mobility, the impact of school resources on pupil achievement and on the socio-economic gap in pupil achievement. Her research interests include issues pertaining to equity in education, school choice, school efficiency and finance and the economic value of schooling.

This event is free of charge and open to staff, students and the wider public.  There is no need to register in advance.


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