Publications in: Secondary education

Lost Learning, Lost Earnings – October 2020

Published: 1 October, 2020

London Economics were commissioned by the Sutton Trust to assess the economic impact of school closures and subsequent learning loss. This study combines an analysis of the Labour Force Survey, the lost learning due to school closures between March and July 2020, and the unequal experiences depending on socio-economic background to estimate the potential impact […]

Your Future | Their Future: Impact of the Department for Education’s Marketing Campaign – January 2019

Published: 07 January, 2019

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Education to assess the impact and cost effectiveness of the Your Future | Their Future marketing campaign aimed at improving teacher recruitment in England. Combining information on website hits and website registrations, UCAS applications and marketing activities (and costs) over the period from 1st September 2012 to […]

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

Published: 20 November, 2017

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 […]

The Earnings and Employment Returns to A Levels – March 2015

Published: 22 March, 2015

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.

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.

Assessing Value for Money in Sixth Form Education – June 2014

Published: 16 June, 2014

London Economics were commissioned by the Association of Sixth Form Colleges to undertake a detailed analysis of the value for money in Sixth Form education in England. Based on a number of merged data sets, the analysis demonstrated the exceptionally strong attainment outcomes achieved by students attending Sixth Form Colleges, as well as the superior […]

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 […]

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

Estimating the Price Elasticity of Demand for School Meals

Published: 2010

London Economics were commissioned by the School Food Trust to undertake an analysis of the relationship between the price charged for school meals and take up. The analysis involved an assessment of the academic literature relating to the elasticity of demand for food and food product with respect to price and income; an analysis of […]

Assessing Current and Potential Provision of Free School Meals

Published: June, 2008

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 […]