Education and skills

Our research considers the determinants and effectiveness of educational investments across the life cycle, from early childcare and pre-school education, through to primary and secondary schools, post-compulsory schooling, higher education and adult learning.

Our overarching aim is to understand the relative effectiveness of different policies aimed at promoting human capital investment and accumulation. We also want to understand the mechanisms behind these interventions and how human capital is accumulated more generally.

The short- and long-run impact of the national funding formula for schools in England

| Briefing Note

The short- and long-run impact of the national funding formula for schools in England

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The changing educational attainment of graduate recruits to major public sector occupations

| External publications

Public sector pay has been squeezed since public spending cuts began to take effect from 2011, and it looks set to be squeezed even further up to 2020. However, this comes on the back of an increase in public sector wages relative to those in the private sector during the Great Recession. There is currently significant policy interest in the extent to which continued stagnation in public sector wages will affect the ability of the public sector to recruit and retain high-quality workers, although to date little is known about the potential effects.

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Long-run comparisons of spending per pupil across different stages of education

| Report

In this report, we present long-run series of spending per student in England across the four main stages of education (early years, schools, further education and sixth forms, and higher education).

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