Education & Labour

Publication date: 10 Feb 2015 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Education & Labour | External authors: Allen, Rebecca | Journal: National Institute Economic Review No. 231 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
This article summarises the 2010–15 Coalition government's education policy, contrasting their attempts to liberalise education markets with the desire to impose a highly traditional curriculum. The government's quite radical reforms have not been easy to implement, taking place against severe...
Publication date: 4 Feb 2015 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Education & Labour, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Dorsett, R | NIESR discussion paper number: 445
This paper summarises the findings and insights from two recent studies exploring the nature of the school to work transition in the UK. We set these papers in the context of the broader debate about the youth labour market and highlight their main contributions. This research was funded by the...
Publication date: 18 Dec 2014 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Education & Labour, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Rolfe, H | External authors: Foster, S, Purvis, A, Lanceley, L, Foster, R, Lane, P, Bertram, C, Newton, B, Garlick, M, Metcalf, H, Tufekci, L
This report brings together and summarises the key evidence available from the 2013 and 2014 waves of the Work Programme evaluation relating to the commissioning model, finance and programme delivery, together with evidence from provider surveys from 2012, 2013 and 2014. The report explores the...
Publication date: 8 Jul 2014 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Education & Labour, Macroeconomics | Authors: Mason, G, Holland, D, Liadze, I, O'Mahony, M, Riley, R, Rincon-Aznar, A
Research Paper No. 40 Improvements in workforce skills are essential for European countries to attain higher economic growth and to compete effectively on product markets. Literature indicates a positive relationship between levels of education and productivity growth; this report builds on and...
Publication date: 24 Feb 2014 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Education & Labour, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A, Forth, J | External authors: Zhou, M | JEL classification: G34; J31; J33; M12; M52; O16; P31 | Journal: Economic Journal No. 574 Vol. 124 | Pages: F90-F108
Using linked employer–employee data for all China's public listed firms over the period 2001–10, we find top executive compensation exhibits many of the traits familiar in the Western literature, although sometimes in a more muted way, and with some clear exceptions. We also find a role for...
| Theme: Education & Labour, Trade, Investment & Productivity, Employment & Social policy
Traineeships offer young people a work placement and work preparation training, plus the opportunity to improve their English and Maths skills. They are aimed at young people who are not working and have little work experience, but are expected to have a reasonable chance of being ready for...
Publication date: 30 Oct 2013 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Education & Labour, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Mason, G | Report to: Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU)
Publication date: 18 Oct 2013 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Education & Labour, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Dorsett, R | NIESR discussion paper number: 414
This paper studies the school to work transition in the UK with the aim of achieving a richer understanding of individuals’ trajectories in the five years after reaching school leaving age. By applying the technique of ‘optimal matching’ on data from 1991 to 2008, we group individuals’ trajectories...
Publication date: 15 Aug 2013 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Education & Labour, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Holland, D, Liadze, I, Rienzo, C, Wilkinson, D.
This research, conducted for BIS, explains the wider macroeconomic benefits of a more highly-educated workforce. Higher education (HE) significantly contributes to long-run productivity and economic growth.
Publication date: 20 Apr 2013 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Education & Labour, Employment & Social policy | Authors: Stokes, L, Wilkinson, D.
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