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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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CVER Research Paper
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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CVER Research Paper
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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Wednesday  28 June 2017  14:00 - 15:30
Note change in Time

Apprenticeship education, training firms, and future labor market outcomes

Andrea Weber (WU Vienna) , joint with Jasper Haller

32L 1.04, 1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH


External/Non-LSE visitors are required to register for this event by emailing cver@lse.ac.uk
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Wednesday 17 May 2017

NIESR Blog: Britain's skills problem

Article by Sandra McNally

It is well known and acknowledged in the government’s Industrial Strategy that Britain has a skills problem: ‘We have a shortage of technical-level skills and rank 16th out of 20 countries for the proportion of people with technical qualifications’. As the Green Paper also says, ‘a bewildering complex array of qualifications, some of which are poor quality, makes the system hard to use for students and employers’. This shortage of ‘technical level skills’ is important because it impacts on economic growth, inequality and social mobility. It also affects a lot of people. Well over half of young people do not do A-levels each year. Furthermore, only about 35-40% of a typical cohort finishing their GCSEs can expect to go to university. The shortage of ‘technical skills’ mainly needs to be supplied by those who choose non-academic pathways. This is a major educational issue and all parties should be addressing it in their manifestos.

Related publications

‘Post-Compulsory Education in England: Choices and Implications’, Claudia Hupkau, Sandra McNally, Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela and Guglielmo Ventura, National Institute Economic Review, 240(1), May 2017

DOI: 10.1177/002795011724000113

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/002795011724000113

Post-Compulsory Education in England: Choices and Implications Claudia Hupkau, Sandra McNally, Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela and Guglielmo Ventura, CVER Discussion Paper No.1, July 2016

Post-16 educational choices in England’, Claudia Hupkau, Sandra McNally, Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela and Guglielmo Ventura. Article in CentrePiece Volume 22, Issue 2, Autumn 2016