Publications in: Education and Labour Markets

Qualified for the Future: Quantifying Demand for Arts, Humanities and Social Science Skills – May 2020

Subsector:Education and Labour Markets
Published:7 May, 2020
Document type:Report

Graduates in the arts, humanities and social sciences are just as employable as their counterparts in STEM subjects, fuel some of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK and enjoy rewarding careers in a wide range of sectors. These are the key findings of a new British Academy report examining the employment prospects of graduates from different subject […]

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Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on University Finances – May 2020

Subsector:Education and Labour Markets
Published:1 May, 2020
Document type:LE publication | Presentation

Following the publication of the London Economics’ report for University and College Union on the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on UK higher education institutions’ enrolments and finances, we were asked to present a summary of the analysis by higher education think-tank Wonkhe. The summary presentation providing the key findings is available to download […]

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Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on University Deferral Rates and Student Switching – May 2020

Subsector:Education and Labour Markets
Published:20 May, 2020
Document type:Report

As part of our ongoing work with the University and College Union on university finances, London Economics commissioned YouthSight to survey undergraduate applicants to assess the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on UK higher education enrolments. We asked respondents two questions about attitudes towards deferral – one relating to a ‘business as usual’ scenario […]

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Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on University Finances – April 2020

Subsector:Education and Labour Markets
Published:23 April, 2020
Document type:LE publication

London Economics were commissioned by the University and College Union to consider the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on UK higher education institutions’ enrolments and finances. Combining the impact of the economic downturn with the expected deferral rate due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, compared to 2018-19 first year enrolments, approximately 232,000 […]

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Understanding the Economic Impact of Skills Gaps – February 2020

Subsector:Education and Labour Markets
Published:10 February, 2020
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by Pearson to investigate the impact of skills gaps on the performance of UK businesses using data from the 2017 Employer Skills Survey (ESS).   A skills gap exists when an employee is deemed to be not fully proficient by their employer. Using information from the 2017 Employer Skills Survey (covering […]

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Exploring Trends in Apprenticeship Training Around the Introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy: Emerging Evidence Using a Matched Apprentice-Employer Dataset – January 2020

Subsector:Education and Labour Markets
Published: January, 2020
Document type:Report

As part of the Centre for Vocational Education Research, London Economics and the University of Sheffield undertook an in-depth analysis of the available evidence on the composition and distribution of apprenticeship training undertaken in England in recent years (before and after the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy). To achieve this, we developed a matched apprentice-employer […]

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The Economic and Social Impact of the University of Birmingham on the City of Guangzhou

Subsector:Higher education
Published:23 October, 2019
Document type:Report

The University of Birmingham has a long-standing history of cooperation with the Chinese city of Guangzhou, covering research, education, public health, and capacity building programmes. London Economics were commissioned to estimate the economic impact on the Chinese economy generated by the University of Birmingham’s collaborative activities in Guangzhou in these areas. Our analysis of this […]

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CVER Discussion Papers Published – September 2019

Subsector:Education and Labour Markets
Published: August, 2019
Document type:

The Centre for Vocational Educational Research, established in March 2015, brings together 4 partners who are experts in the educational arena, including London Economics. Recently, two discussion papers looking at labour market outcomes and progression in further education. More details and links to the papers are provided below.   Labour market outcomes disaggregated by subject […]

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Counting the Cost of the Augar Review – July 2019

Subsector:Higher education
Published:2 July, 2019
Document type:Presentation

Following the publication of the Augur Review in May 2019, London Economics undertook a detailed analysis of the Review’s core recommendations for higher education funding on the Treasury, universities, students and graduates. Focusing on the resource flows associated with the 2018/19 cohort of first-year English-domiciled undergraduate students (studying anywhere in the UK) and EU-domiciled students […]

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Assessing the Economic Returns to Level 4 and 5 STEM-based Qualifications – July 2019

Subsector:Labour markets
Published:16 July, 2019
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Gatsby Foundation to undertake an assessment of the net graduate premium and net Exchequer benefit associated with Higher Technical Education qualifications at Level 4 and Level 5. For full-time students, the analysis suggests that the net benefits to students undertaking specific STEM-based qualifications at Level 4/5 are substantial (and […]

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