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CVER Research Paper
Post 16 remedial policies: a literature review
Clémentine Van Effenterre
April 2017
Paper No' CVERDP005:
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CVER Briefing Note
The incidence of publicly funded training in England
Gavan Conlon, Sophie Hedges, Daniel Herr and Pietro Patrignani
March 2017
Paper No' CVERBRF003:
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Tags: vocational education; training
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CVER Briefing Note
The Decision to Undertake an Apprenticeship: A Case Study
Steven McIntosh
March 2017
Paper No' CVERBRF002:
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Tags: vocational education; apprenticeship
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CVER Research Paper
Young people in low level vocational education: characteristics, trajectories and labour market outcomes
Sophie Hedges, Vahé Nafilyan, Stefan Speckesser and Augustin de Coulon March 2017
Paper No' CVERDP004:
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Tags: vocational education; apprenticeships; progression routes
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CVER Briefing Note
Further Education in England: Learners and Institutions
Claudia Hupkau and Guglielmo Ventura
February 2017
Paper No' CVERBRF001:
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CVER Research Paper
Vocational vs. General Education and Employment over the Life-Cycle: New Evidence from PIAAC
Franziska Hampf and Ludger Woessmann November 2016
Paper No' CVERDP003:
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Tags: vocational education; apprenticeship; employment; life-cycle; piaac
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Labour Market Returns to Vocational Qualifications in the Labour Force Survey
Steven McIntosh and Damon Morris
October 2016
Paper No' CVERDP002:
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Tags: vocational education; wages; labour market
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Post-Compulsory Education in England: Choices and Implications
Claudia Hupkau, Sandra McNally, Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela and Guglielmo Ventura July 2016
Paper No' CVERDP001:
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Tags: vocational education; apprenticeships; progression routes
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Friday 21 July 2017

The UK in a Changing Europe (Kings College London): Brexit and the skills challenge

Article by Sandra McNally

The UK’s productivity suffered a shock in 2008 from which it has not recovered, and the ‘skills problem’ needs to be addressed. Within the context of a broader industrial strategy, improving skills is part of the solution – but Brexit may well harm these efforts if the feared negative economic effects put additional pressure on public finances. Likewise, Brexit will not help if prolonged uncertainty discourages employer investment in skills; nor if employers substitute capital for labour as a response to migration barriers. However, Brexit does do is bring the skills problem into sharper focus.