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How social class can affect your pay

Financial Times journalist, Naomi Rovnick, discusses how professionals from elite backgrounds earn more than peers from working-class families with CEO, John Craven. Research published by Professor Daniel Laurison and Dr. Sam Friedman identifies a “class ceiling” in the professional workplace where social background impacts employees’ salaries. Highly qualified employees in the City and elite professions Read More

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UK study shines light on value of university degree

The Financial Times’s Public Policy Reporter, Gonzalo ViƱa, discusses the new IFS study. This first ‘big data’ approach to graduate earnings highlights significant variations in earnings depending on student background, degree subject and university attended. According to the IFS’s research, graduates from richer family backgrounds earn significantly more after graduation compared to their poorer counterparts Read More