An economic evaluation of the National Careers Service – March 2017

Practice area: Economics of Education | Education and Labour Markets | Labour market economics | Labour markets
Client: Department for Education
Published: March, 2017
Keywords: impact assessment quantitative analysis

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Education to undertake an evaluation of the National Careers Service. Using information on labour market histories from the HMRC, as well as learner information from the Individualised Learner Record, the analysis involved merging a range of data sets and implementing a Propensity Score Matching model to compare labour market outcomes (employment, earnings and benefit dependency) following receipt of NCS support. The Final Report is available by clicking the link above.