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Publication date: 6 Feb 2020 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | External authors: Crafts, N, Mills, T C | JEL classification: C22, N13, N14, O47 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 251 | Publisher: Cambridge University Press
We estimate trend UK labour productivity growth using a Hodrick-Prescott filter method. We use the results to compare downturns where the economy fell below its pre-existing trend. We find that the current productivity slowdown has resulted in productivity being 19.7 per cent below the pre-2008...
Publication date: 1 Jun 2019 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Education & Labour | Authors: Rolfe, H, McNally, S | External authors: Johnson, H, Ruiz-Valenzuela, J, Savage, R, Vousden, J, Wood, J | JEL classification: I21 | Journal: Labour Economics Vol. 58 Issue June 2019 | Pages: 21-36 | Publisher: Elsevier, Oxford
Many students still leave school without a good grasp of basic literacy, despite the negative implications for future educational and labour market outcomes. We evaluate how resources may be used within classrooms to reinforce the teaching of literacy. Specifically, teaching assistants are trained...