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The earning gap between uni and high school graduates is narrowing

New research has revealed the earning gap between university and high school graduates is closing.

Individuals with degrees are still earning more than those who have just finished Year 12.

But new data from the Grattan Institute suggests the gap between the two is closing.

Higher education program director at the Grattan Institute, Andrew Norton, joins John Stanely to break down the results.

“It’s still a large gap. On average, women (with degrees) earn about $14,000 more and men (with degrees) about $13,000 more. But it has been narrowing.

“It’s narrowed by about $1,300 for women and by about $900 for men.”

He says male graduates have also increasingly been applying for jobs that don’t require tertiary qualifications, including admin and retail roles.

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