Publications in: Labour market economics

An Assessment of the Economic Returns Associated with Higher Education Qualifications

Subsector:Labour market economics
Published: June, 2011
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills to undertake an econometric analysis of the returns to higher education qualifications. The analysis involved the forensic replication of some previous research in the area using information from the Labour Force Survey. The focus of the analysis was on the assessment of the […]

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Returns to BTEC Vocational Qualifications

Subsector:Labour market economics
Published: October, 2010
Document type:Report

London Economics were commissioned by Pearson to undertake a detailed analysis of the earnings and employment effects associated with BTEC Qualifications. The analysis made use of information from 56 merged Labour Force Survey data sets to allow for an analysis of the marginal earnings and employment returns associated with these qualifications. The analysis also combined information […]

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The Economic Evidence on the Barriers Faced by Lone Parents in Wales in Accessing Employment and Training

Subsector:Public Policy
Published: May, 2010
Document type:Report

This research for the Welsh Assembly Government aims to study the relative importance of the various choices and constraints faced by lone parents in Wales and to establish a comprehensive list of the barriers faced by lone parents who wish to access work or learning.  

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London Living Wage Benefits Study

Subsector:Labour market economics
Published: May, 2009
Document type:Report

A growing number of organisations have committed to providing the pay and conditions of the London Living Wage to all staff, including contracted support staff. London Economics were appointed by the Greater London Authority (GLA) Economics to undertake an independent study of the social and economic benefits to organisations (both buyer and contractor) and employees […]

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Economic Benefit of the Consultative Committee for Professional Management Organisations (CCPMO)

Subsector:Labour market economics
Published: December, 2008
Document type:Report

The analysis involved an assessment of the current activities of the CCPMO member organisations, as well as estimating the economic benefit associated with obtaining professional qualifications and membership of professional organisations. The analysis illustrated that the lifetime premium associated with gaining professional qualifications and membership was in the region of £152,000 in today’s money terms. […]

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Financial Markets and the Funding of Enterprises in the European Union: What Future?

Subsector:Labour market economics
Published: July, 2003
Document type:Report

This report uses scenarios to explore the future landscape of the financial services industry in the European Union. The question posed is whether the structure of business finance will shift towards greater reliance on capital markets, equity and bonds, and away from bank finance. After reviewing the key factors that drove change in the nineties, […]

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Comparing the Economic Performance of Family Businesses and Non-family Businesses

Subsector:Labour market economics
Published: June, 2003
Document type:Report

This report for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions reviews the performance of family and non-family businesses. LE’s work surveys the key characteristics of family businesses and examines the empirical evidence comparing performance with non-family businesses. Four themes appear salient in linking the key characteristics with the business performance: ownership […]

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Working Conditions in Hotels and Restaurants: National Reports for France, Italy, Portugal and Sweden

Subsector:Labour market economics
Published: October, 2002
Document type:Report

The reports for European Foundation for the Improving of Living and Working Conditions assess the impact of trends such as globalisation, increased competition and developments in technology, and look at the role of social dialogue in the sectors. They also feature several examples of interesting and innovative practice at local and national level aimed at […]

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Launch of Centre for Vocational Education Research – 24 March 2015

Subsector:Labour market economics
Published: 24 March,
Document type:

London Economics are delighted to be announced as a co-contributor to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills funded Centre for Vocational Education Research. Download details of the launch of the event here.

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