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15.10.2019 15:05

New comparative article on institutional stratification in higher education by Soo Jeung Lee and Lars Müller

The article analyses the effects of institutional stratification in higher education systems on graduates’ wages in engineering fields in Germany and Korea.

For Korea, where the higher education system is hierarchically stratified by reputation, the study found clear effects of institutional stratification on graduates’ wages. For Germany, where the higher education system is primarily stratified horizontally by type of university and only lightly stratified hierarchically by reputation (although strategic networks are gradually changing this situation), the study found weak effects of institutional stratification on graduates’ wages. The study concludes that institutional stratification affects wages across different higher education systems, although to different degrees.

The authors used survey data from the Korean 2013 Graduates Occupational Mobility Survey (GOMS) and the German 2013 Graduate Survey Cooperation Project (KOAB).

Lee, Soo Jeung; Müller, Lars (2019): Institutional stratification and its effects on wages of higher education graduates in Germany and South Korea. In European Journal of Higher Education 32 (4), pp. 1–19. DOI: 10.1080/21568235.2019.1666290.