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CVER Papers and Briefing Notes

CVER Research Paper
Gender, achievement, and subject choice in English education Chiara Cavaglia, Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela October 2020
Paper No' CVERDP032:
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JEL Classification: I20; I24


Tags: gender gap; educational achievement; stem


This paper has been published as:
This discussion paper is forthcoming in Oxford Review of Economic Policy, volume 36 number 4.
CVER Research Paper
Closing the Gap Between Vocational and General Education? Evidence from University Technical Colleges in England Stephen Machin, Sandra McNally, Camille Terrier and Guglielmo Ventura October 2020
Paper No' CVERDP031:
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JEL Classification: I20; I21; I28


Tags: technical education; tracking; school value-added

CVER Briefing Note
Post-18 education – who is taking the different routes and how much do they earn? Jack Britton, Hector Espinoza, Sandra McNally, Stefan Speckesser, Imran Tahir and Anna Vignoles September 2020
Paper No' CVERBRF013:
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JEL Classification: I23; I26; J24


Tags: education; further education; higher education; income; outcomes

CVER Briefing Note
What future for apprenticeships after coronavirus? Guglielmo Ventura
July 2020
Paper No' CVERBRF012:
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JEL Classification: I28; J24


Tags: corona virus; covid; pandemic; apprenticeship

CVER Research Paper
Where versus What: College Value-Added and Returns to Field of Study in Further Education Esteban Aucejo, Claudia Hupkau and Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela June 2020
Paper No' CVERDP030:
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JEL Classification: 75; I21; J24; J45


Tags: value-added; returns to education; returns to college; field of study; further education; vocational education and training

CVER Research Paper
Gender and Socio-Economic Differences in STEM Uptake and Attainment Emily McDool and Damon Morris
March 2020
Paper No' CVERDP029:
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JEL Classification: I24; J16; I21


Tags: vocational education; stem; gender

CVER Research Paper
The long-term impact of improving non-cognitive skills of adolescents: Evidence from an English remediation programme Vahé Nafilyan, Stefan Speckesser and Augustin de Coulon March 2020
Paper No' CVERDP028:
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CVER Research Paper
Employee Training and Firm Performance:Quasi-experimental evidence from the European Social Fund Pedro Martins
March 2020
Paper No' CVERDP027:
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JEL Classification: J24; H43; M53


Tags: training subsidies; productivity; counterfactual evaluation

CVER Research Paper
Post-Compulsory Education Pathways and Labour Market Outcomes Andy Dickerson, Emily McDool and Damon Morris
February 2020
Paper No' CVERDP026:
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JEL Classification: C38; I21; I26


Tags: gcse; labour; outcomes; he; neet

CVER Briefing Note
Exploring trends in apprenticeship training around the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy: emerging evidence using a matched apprentice-employer dataset Alice Battiston, Gavan Conlon, Gavan Conlon, Andy Dickerson, Steven McIntosh and Pietro Patrignani January 2020
Paper No' CVERBRF011:
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JEL Classification: J24; I28


Tags: apprenticeship; apprenticeship levy

CVER Research Paper
Peer Effects and Social Influence in Post-16 Educational Choice Alice Battiston, Sophie Hedges, Thomas Lazarowicz and Stefan Speckesser January 2020
Paper No' CVERDP025:
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JEL Classification: I2; J24


Tags: peer effects; instrumental variables; educational choice; heterogeneous effects

CVER Research Paper
BTECs, higher education and labour market outcomes using the Longitudinal Education Outcome (LEO) dataset Alice Battiston, Gavan Conlon and Pietro Patrignani October 2019
Paper No' CVERDP024:
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CVER Research Paper
Socio-economic inequality and academic match among post-compulsory education participants Konstantina Maragkou
September 2019
Paper No' CVERDP023:
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JEL Classification: I21; I24; I26; J31


Tags: academic match; post-compulsory education; inequality; social mobility

CVER Research Paper
The value of progression in further education Alice Battiston, Gavan Conlon, Sophie Hedges and Pietro Patrignani
August 2019
Paper No' CVERDP022:
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JEL Classification: I26; J21; J31; J64


Tags: vocational education; administrative data; returns to education

CVER Research Paper
Labour market outcomes disaggregated by subject area using the Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data Alice Battiston, Gavan Conlon, Sophie Hedges and Pietro Patrignani August 2019
Paper No' CVERDP021:
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JEL Classification: I26; J21; J31; J64


Tags: vocational education; administrative data; returns to education

CVER Briefing Note
Post-16 Aspirations and Outcomes: Comparison of the LSYPE Cohorts Steven McIntosh
June 2019
Paper No' CVERBRF009:
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Tags: augar; further education; fe; higher education; he

CVER Research Paper
The Changing Demand for Skills in the UK Andy Dickerson and Damon Morris
April 2019
Paper No' CVERDP020:
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JEL Classification: J20; J24; J31


Tags: skills; occupations; earnings; o*net

CVER Research Paper
A comparison of earnings related to higher level vocational/technical and academic education Hector Espinoza and Stefan Speckesser April 2019
Paper No' CVERDP019:
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JEL Classification: I21; I24; I26; J64


Tags: returns to education; tertiary education; high-level technical education; vocational education; administrative data.

CVER Research Paper
Devolving Skills: The case of the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers Chiara Cavaglia, Sandra McNally and Henry Overman
March 2019
Paper No' CVERDP018:
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JEL Classification: J24; J48; H73


Tags: apprenticeships; devolution; employment

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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; 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; education

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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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Tags: education

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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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CVER Research Paper
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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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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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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JEL Classification: I26; I24; J31


Tags: vocational education; wages; labour market