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TES
Female apprentices ''get less money''

Men are more likely to earn more after starting an apprenticeship than women, new research by the Centre for Vocational Education Research (CVER) shows. 

The research, published by academics at the London School of Economics’ CVER, considered earnings data for around 565,000 students who left compulsory education in 2002-03, as well as the Labour Force Survey.

Authors Chiara Cavaglia, Guglielmo Ventura and Sandra McNally concluded that while most people do indeed gain from doing an apprenticeship, the extent of this gain varies significantly and depends very much on age and gender. Those with most to gain tend to be male, as well as those who start their apprenticeship at a younger age.

CVER Research Papers

Labour Market Outcomes of Older Versus Younger Apprentices: A Comparison of Earnings Differentials
Steven McIntosh and Damon Morris. September 2018 Paper No' CVERDP016

Do Apprenticeships Pay? Evidence for England Chiara Cavaglia, Sandra McNally, Guglielmo Ventura. September 2018 Research Discussion Paper 015


TES
Female apprentices ''get less money''


NIESR (Blog)
Our housing crisis not market failure: persistent policy failure

By Paul Cheshire

With housing nothing seems to change. This is what I wrote in 1999:

“Concerns [about rising house prices] focus on the short term symptoms but it is really a long term problem. The constraints policy applies to the most basic attribute of housing – space – remain the same…When … the National Playing Fields Association complains that – despite government assurances to stop the sale of school playing fields for development - another 80 went last year, it is the flip side of the same coin….”


STICERD
New working paper by Robin Burgess of STICERD LSE with Benjamin Olken and Francisco Costs featured by NBER


Special event held as part of the Social Exclusion seminar series
What difference does devolution make for social policies and distributional outcomes?

Social Policies and Distributional Outcomes in a Changing Britain programme series

Wednesday 4th July 2018 Listen to the audio recording of the full event here

Country level devolution: Scotland

Mark Stephens Professor of Public Policy and Director, The Urban Institute, Heriot-Watt University
Suzanne Fitzpatrick Professor of Housing and Social Policy and Director, I-SPHERE, Heriot-Watt University Presentation slides here
Devolution is an increasingly important element of the landscape for social policy making in Britain and is resulting in increased divergence in social policies with potential implications for social inequalities within and across the four countries of the UK. This seminar brought together and examined recent research findings on both country-level devolution and city/region devolution and discussed the implications of the new and emerging devolved powers for social policies and distributional outcomes. Professor Mark Stephens and Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick draw on lessons from Scotland, where powers have been extended the furthest, with a particular focus on social security, tax, housing and homelessness.


City/region level devolution: Greater Manchester

Professor Ruth Lupton Head of Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit at the University of Manchester Presentation slides here
Ruth Lupton discussed emerging evidence from Greater Manchester in policy areas such as health and social care, employment and policing, in order to establish the nature and scope of devolution in these areas and the relationship of devolution to social policy change and addressing inequalities.

The findings are the first outputs from the new CASE research programme, Social Policies and Distributional outcomes in a Changing Britain (SPDO), which is funded by Nuffield Foundation and examines the relationship between social policy making and inequalities in 21st century Britain.

 


CASE Special Event
The power of measurement: equality audits and frameworks. Tuesday 12 June 2-4.30pm

Speakers include: Polly Vizard (CASE), Gregory Crouch (EHRC), Abigail McKnight (CASE), Richard Laux (Race Disparity Unit) and Tania Burchardt(CASE).

Location: Room KSW1.04,London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

How well are the tools now available working in improving our understanding of inequalities?

How could they be improved?

Are they succeeding in increasing transparency and engagement with stakeholders and users more broadly?

Effective interventions to reduce inequalities depend on understanding the nature and extent of those inequalities. Frameworks, audits and other analytical tools can help, potentially allowing us to monitor progress or the lack of sufficient progress, to understand the causes, and to design of better policies.

This seminar offers a critical engagement with three current and recent models used by statutory bodies, NGOs and independent researchers in the UK and internationally to analyse and measure different aspects of social and economic inequalities.

Who is it for?

This event provides an opportunity for research, policy and NGO communities to discuss opportunities for greater collaboration in using and developing these tools.

To register for this free event please go to Eventbrite