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Undergraduate degrees: labour market returns by background characteristics

Analysis of the earnings return at age 30 and the estimated lifetime earnings return to undergraduate degrees by socio-economic status and ethnicity.

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The returns to undergraduate degrees by socio-economic group and ethnicity: research report

Ref: ISBN 978-1-83870-244-1, DfE-RR1100 PDF, 627KB, 72 pages

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The returns to undergraduate degrees by socio-economic group and ethnicity: data tables

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This research uses the longitudinal education outcomes (LEO) dataset to compare the age 30 and lifetime earnings of individuals that do and do not attend higher education across socio-economic and ethnic groups.

It also explores differences in:

  • participation
  • institution
  • subject choice

This is the fifth report in a series of research publications. The previous reports covered:

For additional underlying data, contact the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

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