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The best university degrees for intergenerational mobility

Analysis of the impact of different undergraduate degrees on the social mobility of graduates

Applies to England


Which university degrees are best for intergenerational mobility?

Ref: ISBN 978-1-83870-320-2PDF, 1.07MB, 68 pages

The best degrees for intergenerational mobility: data tables

MS Excel Spreadsheet, 151KB


This research uses the longitudinal education outcomes (LEO) dataset to derive a mobility rate from the number of students who were eligible for free school meals (access rate) and the proportion of which go on to very high earnings at age 30 (success rate).

Breakdowns are given by:

  • subject
  • provider
  • subject within provider (course)

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