Publications in: Further education

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

Published: 18 March, 2015

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.

An International Comparison of Apprentice Pay

Published: 13 March, 2014

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 […]

The Economic and Social Benefits Associated with Further Education and Skills: Learning for Those Not in Employment

Published: August, 2013

The study provides a detailed analysis of the benefits associated with Further Education and Skills for learners not in employment. The findings in this report are based on a telephone survey of 1,955 learners not in employment who received or completed their learning in 2011/12. In addition to focusing on the wider benefits associated with learning and […]

The Outcomes Associated with the BTEC Route of Degree Level Acquisition

Published: May, 2013

London Economics’ were commissioned by Pearson to undertake research on role of BTECs in offering pathways into higher education. The analysis was based on Labour Force Survey data over 16 years and assessed the outcomes in university achieved by learners with BTEC qualifications, as well as the outcomes of these learners in the labour market […]

A Disaggregated Analysis of the Long Run Impact of Vocational Qualifications

Published: February, 2013

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills to undertake an assessment of the long term effect of vocational education and training on labour market outcomes. We combined information from the Individual Learner Record (ILR) between 2002/03 and 2005/06 on learner attainment, detailed earnings information (between 2003/04 and 2009/10) and employment […]

The Impact of Further Education Learning

Published: January, 2013

Based on a survey of 4,000 learners, London Economics assessed both the economic and wider benefits of learning associated with vocational education and training. The report also assessed a number of issues relating to deadweight loss and learners’ perceptions of loans in Further Education.

Assessing the Deadweight Loss and Additionality Associated with Public Investment in Education and Skills

Published: May, 2012

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to undertake an analysis aimed at improving the current assessment of deadweight loss in the Further Education and Skills arena, where deadweight loss is defined as the extent to which government-funded training generates outcomes that are not additional to what would have occurred […]

Estimating the Returns to Intermediate and Low Level Vocational Qualifications

Published: September, 2011

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills to undertake an econometric analysis of the earnings and employment returns to intermediate and low level vocational qualifications. The analysis involved the analysis of information from the Labour Force Survey between 1996 and 2009. The focus of the analysis was on the assessment […]

An Assessment of the Long Run Economic Returns Associated Education and Training Using DWP/ILR and HMRC Data

Published: June, 2011

An assessment of the long run economic returns associated education and training using DWP/ILR and HMRC data

A Feasibility Study Estimating the Value of Educational Imports from the UK

Published: June, 2011

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills to undertake a detailed assessment of the value of educational imports from the United Kingdom economy. Where possible, the analysis consisted of an assessment of the value of higher education tuition fee and non tuition fee expenditure along with the value of research […]