The effect of university attended on graduates’ labour market prospects: A field study of Great Britain

The effect of university attended on graduates’ labour market prospects: A field study of Great... •We collect labour market data through a collaboration with real students from different universities.•We minimise the omitted-variable problem arising when evaluating the effect of university attended.•Studying in universities that are ranked in better positions affects invitations to interviews.•Studying in universities that are ranked in better positions affects entry-level salaries.•Degree grades can moderate the relation between university attended and employment prospects. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Economics of Education Review Elsevier

The effect of university attended on graduates’ labour market prospects: A field study of Great Britain

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0272-7757
eISSN
1873-7382
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.econedurev.2016.03.001
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Abstract

•We collect labour market data through a collaboration with real students from different universities.•We minimise the omitted-variable problem arising when evaluating the effect of university attended.•Studying in universities that are ranked in better positions affects invitations to interviews.•Studying in universities that are ranked in better positions affects entry-level salaries.•Degree grades can moderate the relation between university attended and employment prospects.

Journal

Economics of Education ReviewElsevier

Published: Jun 1, 2016

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