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Make the Rich Pay for University: Changing Patterns of Returns to Schooling

At a time when students, parents and governments are looking with concern at ever increasing levels of student loan debt, the returns to schooling seem to be declining, on average, at least slightly.

Free school choice effects on HE attainment, employment, earnings, and social outcomes in adulthood

Most research on in the economics of education has focused on educational outcomes, especially test scores. In the past decade, however, a growing literature has begun to analyse the impact on overall well being later in life.

Pathways towards a properly functioning market in qualifications

A recent collection of essays published by the Centre set out, among other aims, to draw salient factors from the mix of those which may relate to England and Wales’ long-term upward trend in 14-19 exam grades.

The evolution of charter school quality

Ever since charter schools were first introduced in the American education
landscape in the early 1990s, they have been extremely controversial. As a
market-based reform, opponents have voiced opposition to what they perceive
to be a hidden privatisation of education, whereas proponents have suggested

Apprenticeship success?

Apprenticeships are widely seen as key to rebalancing the economy and tackling youth unemployment, but over many years successive governments have failed to engage sufficient interest from employers to meet demand.

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