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Technological changes in the workplace have seen a rise in the demand for, and the wages of, postgraduates. But this has led to widening wage inequalities between postgraduates and undergraduate-only workers

By Joanne Lindley and Stephen Machin

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Growing numbers of university students in Britain and the United States are staying on after their first degrees to invest in a postgraduate qualification. Joanne Lindley and Stephen Machin find that workplace technological changes, such as increasing computer use, has driven rises in the demand for workers with postgraduate qualifications, leading to widening wage inequalities among graduates and across the labour force as a whole

Topics: HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Publisher: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:41115
Provided by: LSE Research Online

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