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Daily Mail

'Pushy parents' are hiring private doctors to give medical reasons why their child has to be top of the list for their chosen school, charity warns

Dr Major was told about abuses while researching his book Social Mobility And Its Enemies, with Professor Stephen Machin, director of the Centre for Economic Performance. They talked to parents and teachers in North London and discovered a ‘battleground’ over admissions.

Social Mobility: And Its Enemies, Lee Elliot Major & Stephen Machin. 
Paperback, ISBN 9780241317020, Penguin Books Ltd. 27 September 2018.


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News Posted: 29/09/2018      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian

Social mobility requires far more than a good education

Opinion

by Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin

"Britain is stuck. Too many of us are destined to end up in the same positions occupied by our parents – particularly if we sit on the lowest or highest rungs of life’s economic ladder. Generations growing up today face a bleak future: falling real wages, shrinking opportunities and greater income divides. The dream of just doing better, let alone climbing the social ladder, is dying."

Social Mobility: And Its Enemies, Lee Elliot Major & Stephen Machin. 
Paperback, ISBN 9780241317020, Penguin Books Ltd. 27 September 2018.


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News Posted: 27/09/2018      [Back to the Top]

Chicago Booth

Second Fama Prize Awarded to Mostly Harmless Econometrics

The second Fama Prize has been awarded to Joshua Angrist (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Jörn-Steffen (Steve) Pischke (London School of Economics) for their book Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist’s Companion, published by Princeton University Press in 2009. Angrist and Pischke will share the $250,000 prize.


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News Posted: 26/09/2018      [Back to the Top]

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


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News Posted: 07/09/2018      [Back to the Top]