Articles from National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)

A detailed picture of earnings effects of university degrees is emerging, but not much is known about the benefits of higher vocational education

Higher vocational education: An alternative to degrees? A recent report by the IFS provides evidence on the extensive earnings benefits for people graduating from university in England:

Geography determines destiny of NEET young people in England

Young people’s work opportunities are significantly unequal in different parts of the country, according to new research by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) and Impetus.

Tough lessons for new government on raising education standards

The incoming government must embark on a wholesale reform of the education from nursery schools through to adult education to help close gaps between the UK and other comparable economies, according to an election briefing by the National Institute of Social and Economic Research.

Employers reluctant to enforce National Minimum Wage Youth Rates amidst concerns around unfairness

‘Employers reluctant to pay younger workers less amidst concerns around unfairness’, new report finds A new report ‘Understanding employers’ use of the National Minimum Wage youth rates’ published today (6 Nov) by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) suggests employers are reluctant to enforce National Minimum Wage Youth Rates amidst concerns around unfairness.

Higher vocational education can lead to better earnings than degrees

Earnings of people achieving higher-level vocational qualifications in STEM subjects can exceed those of people who pursued the same subjects at a university level.

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