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Are degrees worth higher fees? Perceptions of the financial benefits of entering higher education

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Politicians regularly cite an expected individual economic gain (the 'graduate premium') as a justification for greater private contributions to the cost of higher education, most recently as part of the rationale for the increase in England of the cap on Home/EU undergraduate fees to £9000 from 2012 (e.g. Willetts 2011a). However, the choices that potential students make about whether to apply to university, and if so where and what to study, are not influenced directly by the, necessaril...

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Economic and Social Research Council
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ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE)
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SKOPE Research Paper
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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1466-1535
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117 June 2013
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English
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2013-09-16

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