Careers education linked to future higher earnings
Research published in the Journal of Education and Work suggests that careers education given to pupils in secondary school can be linked to higher earnings in adult life.
The study claims that better-informed teenagers are likely to make more advantageous career choices. It measures the earnings benefit as an extra £2,000 per year for every six careers sessions when aged 14-15.
The research, commissioned by the Education and Employers charity, found that once other factors were taken into account, such as exam results and economic background, there were higher earnings for those who had received sustained careers advice in school.
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