Publications in: Secondary education

Understanding the Funding Shortfall in Sixth Form Education – October 2018

Subsector:Secondary education
Published: 08 October, 2018
Document type:Presentation

London Economics were commissioned by the Sixth Form Colleges Association to analyse the funding shortfall in sixth form (16-19) education in Sixth Form Colleges (SFCs) – in terms of the shortfall between the resources available for the delivery of the current (2016-17) curriculum: The funding that was available to deliver the 2010/11 curriculum (before the […]

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Peer Effects and Social Influence in Post-16 Educational Choice – November 2017

Subsector:Secondary education
Published: 20 November, 2017
Document type:Report

Following the increase in the education participation age, individuals are now required to study towards either a vocational or academic qualification until their 18th birthday once they have completed their GCSEs. However, there is currently relatively little understanding of the factors which determine which route learners choose to follow. Attainment in secondary school is clearly […]

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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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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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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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