Women gain higher earnings from degrees

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Women are much more likely than men to get an increase in earnings from going to university, says an analysis of salaries at the age of 29.

The study, from the Department for Education and Institute for Fiscal Studies, says women with a degree earn 28% more than non-graduate women.

Men with degrees earn an average of 8% more than non-graduates.

But almost a third of male graduates went to a university likely to give them a "negligible" earnings advantage.

The report, based on tax records of people who went to school in England and then…

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