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dc.contributor.authorLee, Sangwoo
dc.contributor.authorVignoles, A
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-14T15:00:17Z
dc.date.available2022-05-14T15:00:17Z
dc.date.issued2022-06
dc.identifier.issn0018-1560
dc.identifier.others10734-021-00745-0
dc.identifier.other745
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/337166
dc.description.abstract<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>The socioeconomic gap in participation at university is an enduring policy issue in South Korea, as in many other countries. However, less attention has been paid to the socioeconomic gap in the outcomes from tertiary education. This paper addresses this gap in the literature, using the Korean Education and Employment Panel (KEEP) data to investigate the extent to which the wages of Korean graduates who attended similar higher education institutions vary by socioeconomic background. The results show that a degree appears to largely level the playing field, in terms of earnings, between male graduates from poor and rich backgrounds. For females, by contrast, family background is still a strong predictor of earnings, even after allowing for institution attended and discipline of degree. Further, the wage premium for 2-year and 4-year college degrees also varies by family background. Four-year college degrees, contrary to popular belief, do not always attract a higher wage premium than 2-year college degrees, particularly for men from poorer family backgrounds.</jats:p>
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subjectSocioeconomic gaps
dc.subjectGraduate earnings
dc.subjectWage premium
dc.subjectCollege type
dc.titleDoes college level the playing field? Socioeconomic gaps in the earnings of similar graduates: evidence from South Korea
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-05-14T15:00:17Z
prism.endingPage1354
prism.issueIdentifier6
prism.publicationNameHigher Education
prism.startingPage1335
prism.volume83
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.84585
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-07-22
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s10734-021-00745-0
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidLee, Sangwoo [0000-0002-0348-9855]
dc.identifier.eissn1573-174X
cam.issuedOnline2021-08-13


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