Publications in: Labour market economics

An Economic Evaluation of the National Careers Service – March 2017

Sector:Labour market economics
Client:Department for Education
Published: March, 2017
Document type:Report

LE Europe were commissioned by the Department for Education to undertake an evaluation of the National Careers Service. Using information on labour market histories from the HMRC, as well as learner information from the Individualised Learner Record, the analysis involved merging a range of data sets and implementing a Propensity Score Matching model to compare […]

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The Earnings and Employment Returns to A Levels – March 2015

Sector:Labour market economics
Client:Department for Education
Published: March, 2015
Document type:Report

LE Europe were commissioned by the Department for Education to analyse the returns to A levels. The core results indicated that compared to GCSEs/O levels, there are strong positive wage returns to A levels – irrespective of whether the individual goes on to complete further or higher qualifications. The full report is available here.

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An International Comparison of Apprentice Pay

Sector:Labour market economics
Client:Low Pay Commission
Published: March, 2014
Document type:Report

LE Europe were commissioned by the Low Pay Commission to undertake an investigation of the level of apprenticeship pay across fourteen countries. Covering a range of countries with different educational and apprenticeship systems, the main focus of the analysis relates to the assessment of apprentice pay (adjusted for price differences across countries) as a proportion […]

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Financial Markets and the Funding of Enterprises in the European Union: What Future?

Sector:Labour market economics
Client:European Foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions
Published: July, 2003
Document type:Report

This report uses scenarios to explore the future landscape of the financial services industry in the European Union. The question posed is whether the structure of business finance will shift towards greater reliance on capital markets, equity and bonds, and away from bank finance. After reviewing the key factors that drove change in the nineties, […]

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Comparing the Economic Performance of Family Businesses and Non-family Businesses

Sector:Labour market economics
Client:European Foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions
Published: June, 2003
Document type:Report

This report for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions reviews the performance of family and non-family businesses. LE’s work surveys the key characteristics of family businesses and examines the empirical evidence comparing performance with non-family businesses. Four themes appear salient in linking the key characteristics with the business performance: ownership […]

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Working Conditions in Hotels and Restaurants: National Reports for France, Italy, Portugal and Sweden

Sector:Labour market economics
Client:European Foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions
Published: October, 2002
Document type:Report

The reports for European Foundation for the Improving of Living and Working Conditions assess the impact of trends such as globalisation, increased competition and developments in technology, and look at the role of social dialogue in the sectors. They also feature several examples of interesting and innovative practice at local and national level aimed at […]

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