OECD: Expanding higher education can boost job chances for early school-leavers too


Furthermore, the job prospects for the less well qualified do not appear to be damaged by the expansion of higher education and may even be improved. Fears of a crowding-out effect, whereby more graduates would mean more unemployment at the lower end of the scale, appear not to be justified. According to the latest edition of the OECD’s annual Education at a Glance in all countries with comparative data, university graduates earn more money and find jobs more easily than people who have not had a university education.

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