The social composition and future earnings of postgraduates

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Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics
Sutton Trust
Date of publication
1 March 2010
Education and Skills
Social welfare
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This report considers the size and financial impact of the university postgraduate sector, the social composition and school backgrounds of postgraduate students, the factors driving these patterns, the earnings returns to further study, and finally trends for postgraduate students from leading research universities in particular. The research will also explore trends for different types of postgraduate courses – Masters, PhDs and professional qualifications -- as well as different disciplines, but this interim report focuses only on trends for postgraduates overall.