Publications in: Labour markets

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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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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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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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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Reaching Higher: Reforming Student Loans to Broaden Access to Postgraduate Study – October 2014

Subsector:Labour markets
Published: October, 2014
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) to model the costs to the Exchequer associated with the introduction of a loan scheme for postgraduate students.

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Higher Education Fees and Funding Reforms in England: What is the Breakeven RAB Charge for the Treasury?

Subsector:Labour markets
Published:12 March, 2014
Document type:LE publication (working papers and economic briefs)

London Economics’ Research Brief considers the costs of the higher education fees and funding reforms in England. In this analysis, the term “break-even” refers to the point at which the estimated costs to the Treasury resulting from the 2012-13 higher education reforms have the same long run economic cost as the fees and funding system […]

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An International Comparison of Apprentice Pay

Subsector:Secondary education
Published:13 March, 2014
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Low Pay Commission to undertake an investigation of the level of apprenticeship pay across fourteen countries. Covering a range of countries with different educational and apprenticeship systems, the main focus of the analysis relates to the assessment of apprentice pay (adjusted for price differences across countries) as a proportion […]

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