In 2014, nearly 50 per cent of all 18-year-olds decided to go to university. However, are these benefits to the individual to be taken for granted, and will the graduate wage premium hold up as graduates form a greater proportion of the labour market? Does the significant individual benefit that comes from going to university mean that the individual should shoulder more of the financial burden? These two articles explore the premium associated with having a university education, and how the means of funding that education might impact on individual choices and careers.
• Thomas Kohut et al.; Gerbrand Tholen
Undergraduate and postgraduate choices framed by debt? Thomas Kohut, with Jonathan Matthews and Natasha McCarthy
The portrayal of the graduate labour market in the media: The permanent state of perplexity and discontent Gerbrand Tholen
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