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CVER Papers and Briefing Notes

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CVER Research Paper
The causal effect of secondary school peers on educational aspirations Andy Dickerson, Konstantina Maragkou and Steven McIntosh October 2018
Paper No' CVERDP017:
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JEL Classification: I20; J24


Tags: peer effects; educational aspirations; instrumental variables

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Labour Market Outcomes of Older Versus Younger Apprentices: A Comparison of Earnings Differentials Steven McIntosh and Damon Morris September 2018
Paper No' CVERDP016:
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JEL Classification: J24; I28


Tags: apprenticeships; earnings differentials.

CVER Research Paper
Do Apprenticeships Pay? Evidence for England Chiara Cavaglia, Sandra McNally and Guglielmo Ventura
September 2018
Paper No' CVERDP015:
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JEL Classification: I20; I28; J24


Tags: apprenticeship; vocational education.

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CVER Briefing Note
Apprenticeships in England: what does research tell us? Sandra McNally
July 2018
Paper No' CVERBRF008:
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Tags: apprenticeship; labour market;

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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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JEL Classification: I20; I21; I24


Tags: high stakes examinations; manipulation; english.

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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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JEL Classification: I26;J21;J31;J64


Tags: vocational education; administrative data; returns to education

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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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JEL Classification: I26; J21; J31; J64


Tags: vocational education; administrative data; returns to education

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CVER Research Paper
Skills, Signals, and Employability: An Experimental Investigation Marc Piopiunik, Guido Schwerdt, Lisa Simon and Ludger Woessmann February 2018
Paper No' CVERDP012:
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JEL Classification: J24; J21; I26


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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JEL Classification: I24; I25; J24


Tags: vocational education; apprenticeship; international comparisons

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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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JEL Classification: I20; I28; J24


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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JEL Classification: I26; J31


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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JEL Classification: I2; J24


Tags: peer effects; instrumental variables; educational choice

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The earnings differentials associated with vocational education and training using the Longitudinal Education Outcomes data Gavan Conlon, Sophie Hedges and Pietro Patrignani October 2017
Paper No' CVERDP007:
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JEL Classification: I26; J21; J31; J64


Tags: vocational education; administrative data; returns to education

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CVER Research Paper
The longer the better? The impact of the 2012 apprenticeship reform in England on achievement and other outcomes Vahé Nafilyan and Stefan Speckesser September 2017
Paper No' CVERDP006:
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JEL Classification: I26; I28; C55


Tags: apprenticeship; united kingdom; returns to education

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CVER Briefing Note
An analysis of the duration and achievement of apprenticeships in England Matthew Bursnall, Vahé Nafilyan and Stefan Speckesser September 2017
Paper No' CVERBRF004:
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JEL Classification: I26; I28; C55


Tags: apprenticeship; united kingdom; returns to education

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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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JEL Classification: I21;I24;C55


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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JEL Classification: J20; J64; I20


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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JEL Classification: I26; I24; J31


Tags: vocational education; wages; labour market