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Holmes, Craig; Murphy, Emily; Mayhew, Ken – Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), 2019
The number of young people who are not in employment, education and training -- NEET, as this group has become widely known as -- is a key indicator on the state of youth labour markets and opportunities for young people more generally. The persistence and, in the years following the global financial crisis, growth of this group of young people is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Out of School Youth, Unemployment, Late Adolescents
Keep, Ewart – Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), 2019
This article explores the efficacy and cost effectiveness of New Labour's skills-based policies to help low paid workers adjust to the pressures generated by globalisation, of which the leading example was Train to Gain (T2G). It also analyses the more general issue of how, why and under what circumstances education, training and skills can help…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Job Skills, Program Effectiveness, Cost Effectiveness
Brown, Phillip; Lloyd, Caroline; Souto-Otero, Manuel – Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), 2018
Almost in a blink of the eye the policy focus on the 'knowledge' economy, with mass ranks of high skilled workers, has given way to claims of widespread 'technological unemployment'. This Working Paper will examine competing claims on the relationship between automation, skills and the future of work. It examines the research evidence on the scale…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Employment Qualifications, Automation, Information Technology
Dixson, Matthew – Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), 2017
This paper examines evidence from the HESA DLHE six-month Censuses and 3½ year ('longitudinal') surveys relating to three aspects of the flows of those who have left university with Higher Education Engineering qualifications, to test the robustness of the conclusions of SKOPE Research Paper No. 122 (Dixon, 2015), which showed strong evidence that…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Manufacturing, Longitudinal Studies, Employment Qualifications
Morris, Gary – Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), 2016
The employer benefits arising from the direct participation of employees in learning at work are clear: apart from developing the requisite skills and abilities to be productive, both task discretion and organisational participation are significantly related to better quality training. Against a background of falling employer investment in…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Private Schools, Outsourcing, Employers
Morris, Gary – Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), 2016
The Wolf Report (2011) made clear that the proliferation of low-level vocational qualifications was in need of reform. It was thought that too many of these qualifications lacked substance, had little value in the jobs market and provided a weak platform for further development. Amongst the report's recommendations, which were largely accepted and…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Job Training, Adolescents
Stasz, Cathleen – Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), 2015
Recent changes in education and training policy in England continue to focus on creating a 'demand-led' system in an environment where public funds are dwindling and where more responsibility is being devolved away from central government. This raises questions about governance of the system, among others, and the roles that key system actors are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Educational Change, Governance
Laczik, Andrea – Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), 2014
Migration is a hugely contested area and the widely differing views, statistics, and attitudes to migrants are infused with politics. EU migration is a special case because EU citizens have free movement rights, may live and work in any other EU country, and have almost the same rights as locals. During the past 10 years there have been two waves…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migration, Attitudes, Job Skills
Ertl, Hubert; Carasso, Helen; Holmes, Craig – Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), 2013
Politicians regularly cite an expected individual economic gain (the 'graduate premium') as a justification for greater private contributions to the cost of higher education, most recently as part of the rationale for the increase in England of the cap on Home/EU undergraduate fees to £9000 from 2012 (e.g. Willetts 2011a). However, the choices…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Costs, Outcomes of Education, College Applicants