Press release

million+ responds to the Institute for Fiscal Studies’ (IFS) graduate earnings report

13 Apr 2016

The university think-tank million+ has today (13 April) responded to the IFS report How English-domiciled graduate earnings vary with gender, institution attended, subject and socio-economic background.

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive of million+, said:

“The IFS research confirms that studying for a degree brings real benefits in terms of earnings. This remains the case particularly for women in spite of the gender pay gap. It is no surprise that creative subjects do not command the highest financial rewards but this should not detract from their wider value to individuals and society.

“More than anything else these findings confirm that Britain remains a society in which some are born clutching a golden ticket that provides a passport to higher earnings regardless of where and what people study. This is yet further evidence that tackling inequalities in household income has to be a key task of government.”


Notes to Editors

  1. For further information or to arrange an interview, contact Dan Blows on 020 7717 1658 | 07527 336795 or
  2. million+ is a leading university think-tank. More information can be found at
  3. The full report is published on Wednesday 13 April, and is available here