Which traits predict graduates’ earnings?

Which university graduates will go on to earn the most money? Labour-market observers should not be surprised to find that both the subjects people study and the universities they attend are strong predictors of career earnings.

A report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), a think-tank, provides further clarity on this question by matching tax data with the academic records of university graduates in England.

This chart and insight by The Economist’s Data Team presents two important takeaways.

https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2018/06/15/which-traits-predict-graduates-earnings

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