Analysis of the estimated lifetime earnings return to undergraduate degrees by subject and institution type.

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The impact of undergraduate degrees on lifetime earnings: research report

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The impact of undergraduate degrees on lifetime earnings: online appendix

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The impact of undergraduate degrees on lifetime earnings: data tables

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This research uses the Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset to compare the life cycle earnings of similar people that do and do not attend higher education. The research also estimates the return to the exchequer of financing undergraduate degrees.

This is the third report in a series of research publications. The 2 previous reports covered absolute labour market returns and relative labour market returns.

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

Published 29 February 2020