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CentrePiece Article
The Boom in Postgraduate Education and Its Impact on Wage Inequality
Joanne Lindley and Stephen Machin
October 2011
Paper No' CEPCP351:
Full Paper (pdf)

CentrePiece 16 (2) Autumn 2011


JEL Classification: J24; J31


Tags: postgraduate education; computers

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.

This article summarises 'Rising Wage Inequality and Postgraduate Education' by Joanne Lindley and Stephen Machin, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1075