Crossing the streams: graduate earnings and grade inflation | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web |

On the one hand we have the government wringing its hands over the growth in first class degree awards. On the other, we see an appetite to tackle “low quality” courses that don’t lead to a salary premium later in life.

There’s been surprisingly little research into the intersection of these two issues – what, if anything, is the salary implication of a first rather than an upper (or lower) second?