Publications in: Economics of Education

Assessing Current and Potential Provision of Free School Meals

Subsector:Education
Published: June, 2008
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the School Food Trust to undertake a forensic analysis of the number (and proportion) of school children in England eligible for Free School Meals (not just those registered). The research was based on information from the Labour Force Survey, General Household Survey and Family Resources Survey. The findings illustrated that […]

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Review of Data Relating to Those Eligible to Teach Mathematics or Science

Subsector:Education
Published: May, 2008
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Training and Development Agency for Schools to undertake an assessment of the centrally held Teacher Information Line data to better understand the supply of eligible teachers in maths and science. The work involves the detailed assessment of the TIL data alongside a primary analysis of the Labour Force Survey […]

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Interim Evaluation of Welsh Medium Teaching Schemes

Subsector:Education
Published: April, 2008
Document type:Report

This interim evaluation was undertaken by LE Wales and Dateb for the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW). The main objective was to assess the extent to which the Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme and the Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship Scheme had been successful to date and to identify any lessons about their operation that might be […]

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An Analysis of Higher Education Student Finance Regimes in the United Kingdom

Subsector:Education
Published: November, 2007
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by Million+ to undertake an analysis of higher education funding and student funding regimes ahead of the parliamentary review taking place in 2009. The analysis involved modelling the current student support arrangements in relation to HEFCE resource allocation and current student support arrangements (maintenance grants and loans and tuition fees and […]

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A Review of Costs and Benefits Associated with Parenting Interventions

Subsector:Education
Published: October, 2007
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned to undertake a full scale review of the UK and international evidence relating to the costs and benefits of parenting interventions. This piece of analysis aims at separating out the impact or parenting characteristics and parenting interventions on child outcomes and was a crucial piece of evidence for policymakers in the […]

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Review of Statistical Planning Issues Underlying Welsh Medium Initial Teacher Training

Subsector:Education
Published: March, 2007
Document type:Report

LE Wales advised the Welsh Assembly Government on an approach to modelling the supply and demand of initial teacher training (ITT) places for Welsh medium teachers as a contribution to the Assembly Government’s work on ITT intake planning. We also advised on appropriate data sources and on a definition of what constitutes a Welsh medium […]

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The Economic Benefits of a Degree

Subsector:Education
Published: February, 2007
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by Universities UK in association with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to undertake a review of the economic evidence relating to the benefits of higher education qualification attainment. The report illustrated the significant benefits from undertaking a degree; the variation of economic outcomes depending on a number of factors; as well as the likely […]

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The Costs of Welsh Medium Provision in Higher Education Institutions

Subsector:Education
Published: June, 2006
Document type:Report

In 2005, London Economics were commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) to undertake a study to determine in detail the additional costs that can be associated with delivery of courses and modules through the medium of Welsh. Our final report was presented to a sector seminar in September 2006 and HEFCW […]

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Making the Best Use of Resources

Subsector:Education
Published: May, 2006
Document type:Presentation

“Returns to various types of investment in education and training” in Brussels, Belgium. May 22-23, 2006.

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Study on the Returns to Various Types of Investment in Education and Training

Subsector:Education
Published: December, 2005
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned to undertake a large-scale project for the EU Directorate General for Education, Arts and Culture on the rates of returns to the investment necessary to achieve the Lisbon educational targets using the European Labour Force Survey. The study computed the private and social costs of achieving the Lisbon targets for different […]

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