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dc.contributor.authorKoshy, Paul
dc.contributor.authorSeymour, Richard
dc.contributor.authorDockery, Alfred Michael
dc.identifier.citationKoshy, P. and Seymour, R. and Dockery, M. 2016. Are there institutional differences in the earnings of Australian higher education graduates?. Economic Analysis and Policy. 51: pp. 1-11.

This paper examines the effect of university quality, as proxied by institutional groupings, on the earnings outcomes of Australian university qualified persons. It uses data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey to examine the impact of a variety of factors on earnings, including: institution grouping, gender, age, field of study and industry of employment. The paper reports strong evidence for large and significant field of study and industry effects on the earnings of university graduates. There is no significant evidence for the existence of an institutional effect in Australia, save for a minor effect in relation to regional universities. However, splitting the sample along gender lines reveals some evidence for negative earnings premiums for females in universities outside the Group of Eight and Australian Technology Network, with no such observed effects among males. Overall, the findings indicate a relatively muted earnings effect across Australian university groupings.

dc.publisherThe Economic Society of Australia
dc.titleAre there institutional differences in the earnings of Australian higher education graduates?
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleEconomic Analysis and Policy
curtin.departmentJohn Curtin Institute of Public Policy (JCIPP)
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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