Events

IFS organises and participates in a large number of conferences, seminars and briefings each year. If you would like to receive emails with details of forthcoming events, please sign up here. Unless otherwise specified, the venue for the conferences is the Institute for Fiscal Studies (see address details and directions).

For details of currently advertised cemmap training courses, see the cemmap website. The courses are designed to be of particular benefit to economists and social scientists in the public and private sectors wanting to know how to use microeconometrics and microdata to inform policy making.

Conference

Higher education access, progression and funding: what lessons for social mobility?

With student number controls being relaxed in England, more young people will have the opportunity to go to university than ever before. But with the benefits of a degree varying by subject and institution, the challenge of ensuring that higher education remains a vehicle for social mobility is likely to continue. At the same time, there remain ever-present questions about the financial stability of the HE sector: is the current system of undergraduate funding sustainable? What about other sources of university funding? This event will draw on research funded by the Nuffield Foundation and other IFS work.

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Conference

Child development and policy interventions (an IFS briefing as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science)

Date:
| 09:30 - 12:30
Location: The British Academy

The first years of a child’s life lay the basis for lifelong outcomes. During this vital period, though, many children are exposed to poverty, malnutrition, illnesses and un-stimulating home environments, which have a detrimental effect on their cognitive, motor, and social-emotional development, as well as on their health, thus prohibiting them from reaching their full developmental potential. This period of early childhood is therefore a critically important one for intervention.

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Conference

The costs and benefits of different initial teacher training routes

Date:
| 10:30 - 12:30
Location: Nuffield Foundation

This research project is investigating the costs and benefits of different initial teacher training routes. It is led by researchers from IFS, and also involves the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and the Institute of Education, University of London. The seminar will launch new research findings from a survey of schools, which has been linked to wider information about trainees and schools to answer the following key question: how does cost-effectiveness vary between initial teacher training routes from a school’s perspective?

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