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Policies based on earnings data would ‘negatively affect women’


Data on graduate outcomes should not be used to judge course quality, says Hepi

Using data on graduate earnings to judge universities and to make policies would “disproportionately and negatively impact women”, the Higher Education Policy Institute has said.

In a report on the graduate pay gap published on 12 November, the Hepi think tank said graduate outcomes data should not be used by the government to make judgements on course quality, because female graduates tended to earn less money than male graduates regardless of subject, university location or institution type.

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