Articles from Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

Educational gaps are growing during lockdown

IFS survey: Educational gaps during lockdown  The IFS have today (18 May) published a report revealing that children from better-off households are spending 30% more time each day on educational activities than are children from the poorest fifth of households.

Getting the UK back to work

Researchers @TheIFS discuss some of the ways in which policy should rise to that challenge  We are going through probably the deepest recession in living memory and the government faces the daunting task of navigating a route out of lockdown.

Sector shut-downs during the coronavirus crisis affect the youngest and lowest paid workers, and women, the most

The lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic has effectively shut down a number of sectors. Restaurants, shops and leisure facilities have been ordered to close, air travel has halted, and public transport has been greatly reduced.

Some graduates would be financially better off if they had never done a degree

New research by @TheIFS has shown that a degree from a UK university increases a person’s net earnings by £100k or more on average over their lifetime. However, one in five students would actually have been financially better off if they had they not gone to university.

12% fall since 2010: Further education has faced the biggest cuts in recent years

Today’s report published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, reveals that further education spending per student remains lower than in 2010 in real terms The extra £4.3 billion just committed for schools in England by 2022 will just about reverse the cuts of 8% in spending per pupil since 2009. Even so, an effective 13-year real-terms freeze will still represent an unprecedented period without growth.