Publications in: Education and Labour Markets

The Impact of the 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review on Higher Education Fees and Funding Arrangements in Subjects Allied to Medicine – May 2016

Subsector:Public Policy
Published:25 May, 2016
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by UINISON and the NUS to undertake an independent analysis of the impact of the removal of NHS bursaries on prospective students in Allied Health Professions announced in the 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review. The analysis considers the resource flows between the Exchequer, Higher Education Institutions and students/ graduates. Having been launched […]

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The Impact of Literacy, Numeracy and Computer Skills on Earnings and Employment Outcomes – March 2016

Subsector:Public Policy
Published:31 March, 2016
Document type:Report

This OECD Education working paper looks at the impact of literacy, numeracy and computer skills on earnings and employment outcomes. Using the 2012 PIAAC data, our analysis confirms that there are significantly higher earnings and employment returns to both increasing levels of formally recognised education, and to increasing levels of numeracy, literacy and Information and […]

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An Examination of the Impact of the NMW on Earnings, the Bite and Wage Differentials

Subsector:Labour markets
Published: February, 2016
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Low Pay Commission to undertake an assessment of the ‘bite’ of the minimum wage. The first phase involved a statistical analysis to build an in-depth understanding of how the earnings distribution has changed over time in relation to changes in the National Minimum Wage (NMW), and how the distribution […]

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Mind the Gap: Comparing Public Funding in Higher and Further Education – November 2015

Subsector:Higher education
Published:18 November, 2015
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the University and College Union to undertake a forensic analysis of the public funding associated with Higher and Further Education across the Home Nations of the United Kingdom. The analysis demonstrates the significant differences in public funding between the different education paths in England, but also the fundamental differences across […]

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The Economic and Social Impact of Cardiff University – October 2015

Subsector:Labour markets
Published: October, 2015
Document type:Report

London Economics undertook an in-depth economic impact analysis on behalf of Cardiff University. The analysis considered the economic  and social impact  of the university on the UK economy covering teaching and learning activities, research, the direct, indirect and  induced effect associated with the university’s physical footprint, as well as its contribution to exports arising from […]

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It’s the Finance, Stupid! The Decline of Part-time Higher Education and What to Do About It – October 2015

Subsector:Labour markets
Published:29 October, 2015
Document type:Report

London Economics have contributed to a new Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) Report on part-time higher education. The analysis by Dr Gavan Conlon and Maike Halterbeck contrasts the methodology underpinning current official estimate of the RAB charge and that presented in previous work undertaken by London Economics for million+ and the IPPR. Given the differences […]

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The Death of the Saturday Job – June 2015

Subsector:Labour markets
Published: June, 2015
Document type:Report

Read London Economics’ report for the UK Commission of Employment and Skills on the extent of young people combining work with study.

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Delivering Value from the Higher Education Estate – April 2015

Subsector:Higher education
Published:16 April, 2015
Document type:Report

The Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) has published the report ‘Delivering Value from the Higher Education Estate’ produced by Kilner Planning and London Economics. Delivering value from the estate is a core element of the Phase II Review of Sir Ian Diamond’s review into Efficiency and Effectiveness in Higher Education. The report documents […]

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The Impact of the Minimum Wage on Young People – March 2015

Subsector:Secondary education
Published:18 March, 2015
Document type:Report

London Economics were asked by the Low Pay Commission to undertake an analysis of the impact of the recent slowdown and freeze in the national minimum wage on young people’s earnings and employment outcomes.

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The Earnings and Employment Returns to A Levels – March 2015

Subsector:Secondary education
Published:22 March, 2015
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Education to analyse the returns to A levels. The core results indicated that compared to GCSEs/O levels, there are strong positive wage returns to A levels – irrespective of whether the individual goes on to complete further or higher qualifications. The full report is available here.

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