As the number of graduates in the workforce increases, it has been hypothesised that the 'graduate premium' - the difference in earnings between graduates and those with equivalent entry qualifications but without a degreee - will decline. In this presentation we demonstrate that the graduate premium remains very significant. More importantly, we show that the growth of graduate earnings in the 7 years after graduation remains as strong today as it did 17 years earlier.
Despite this positive trend, the gender pay gap for graduates appears impervious to efforts to address this problem. In terms of the occupations in which graduates work we show where the gender pay gap is widening.
Click below to download this PowerPoint presentation to the first meeting of the Graduate Labour Market Forum, Warwick in London, March 13th, 2003.