Inequalities in student to course match: Evidence from linked administrative data
30 January 2020, 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
Dr Gill Wyness will explore how the match between student quality and university quality differs by socio-economic backgrounds.
Centre for Global Higher Education
Nunn HallUCL Institute of Education20 Bedford WayLondonWC1H 0AL
This paper examines inequalities in the match between student quality and university quality using linked administrative data from schools, universities, and tax authorities.
There has been an analysis of the two measures of 'match' at the university-subject (course) level, based on student academic attainment, and graduate earnings.
The findings state students from lower socio-economic groups systematically undermatch for both measures across the distribution of attainment, with particularly stark socio-economic gaps for the most undermatched.
While there are slight gender gaps in academic match, high-attaining women systematically undermatch in terms of expected earnings. These are largely driven by subject choice.
About the Speaker
Dr Gill Wyness
Lecturer in Economics at UCL Institute of Education
Gill's main interest is in quantitative research on higher education. She is also a Co-Investigator on CGHE’s social and economic impact of higher education research programme.More about Dr Gill Wyness