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CVER Research Paper
Entry Through the Narrow Door: The Costs of Just Failing High Stakes Exams
Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela April 2018
Paper No' CVERDP014:
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Tags: high stakes examinations; manipulation; english.
CVER Research Paper
Settling the counterfactual debate: Is there a preferable counterfactual when estimating the returns to vocational qualifications?
Gavan Conlon, Sophie Hedges and Pietro Patrignani April 2018
Paper No' CVERDP013:
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Tags: vocational education; administrative data; returns to education
CVER Briefing Note
Investing in People: The Case for Human Capital Tax Credits
Rui Costa, Nikhil Datta, Stephen Machin and Sandra McNally
March 2018
Paper No' CVERBRF007:
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Tags: human capital; tax credits; uk economy; industrial strategy
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CVER Briefing Note
Further analysis of the earnings differentials associated with BTECs
Gavan Conlon, Sophie Hedges and Pietro Patrignani
February 2018
Paper No' CVERBRF006:
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Tags: vocational education; administrative data; returns to education
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CVER Research Paper
Skills, Signals, and Employability: An Experimental Investigation
Marc Piopiunik, Marc Piopiunik, Guido Schwerdt, Guido Schwerdt, Lisa Simon and Ludger Woessmann February 2018
Paper No' CVERDP012:
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Tags: signals; cognitive skills; social skills; resume; hiring; labor market
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CVER Briefing Note
Effectiveness of CEOs in the Public Sector: Evidence from Further Education Institutions
Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela, Camille Terrier and Clémentine Van Effenterre December 2017
Paper No' CVERBRF005:
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CVER Research Paper
Building apprentices’ skills in the workplace: Car Service in Germany, the UK and Spain
Philipp Grollmann, Hilary Steedman, Anika Jansen and Robert Gray December 2017
Paper No' CVERDP011:
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Tags: vocational education; apprenticeship; international comparisons
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CVER Research Paper
Apprenticeships for Young People in England: Is there a Payoff?
Chiara Cavaglia, Sandra McNally and Guglielmo Ventura
November 2017
Paper No' CVERDP010:
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Tags: apprenticeship; vocational education
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CVER Research Paper
The Payoff to Vocational Qualifications: Reconciling Estimates from Survey and Administrative Data
Gavan Conlon, Sophie Hedges, Steven McIntosh, Damon Morris and Pietro Patrignani November 2017
Paper No' CVERDP009:
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Tags: wage differentials; vocational education; administrative and survey data
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CVER Research Paper
Peer Effects and Social Influence in Post-16 Educational Choice
Sophie Hedges and Stefan Speckesser
November 2017
Paper No' CVERDP008:
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Tags: peer effects; instrumental variables; educational choice
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Wednesday  25 April 2018  14:00 - 15:30
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Additional Career Assistance and Educational Outcomes for Students in Lower Track Secondary Schools

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Wednesday 18 April 2018

The Irish News: High costs of just missing out on a grade C in GCSE English

Pupils who narrowly fail to achieve a grade C in their GCSE English exam pay a high price, according to new research. A study from the Centre for Vocational Education Research explored what happened to young people who took the exam in 2013. Entry Through the Narrow Door: The Costs of Just Failing High Stakes Exams, was led by Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela. It used data to show that pupils of the same ability had significantly different educational trajectories depending on whether or not they just passed or failed.

 

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