This publication sets out areas where DfE is interested in more research and new evidence2. Given the broad policy agenda of the department it is not practical to provide an exhaustive list of research questions of interest. Instead this is a targeted list of areas which are both key departmental priorities and where we feel the research community is currently well placed to add to our evidence base. In terms of approaches to answer the questions, we are interested in both primary qualitative and quantitative research, secondary data analysis, and literature reviews/synthesis of existing evidence. For all questions we are interested in international perspectives and what has worked, or not, in other countries. For all our questions we are interested in how results differ for relevant sub-groups such as Free School Meal pupils, Pupil Premium pupils, Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) pupils, Black and Minority Ethnic pupils, and gender.
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This question was published as part of the set of ARIs in this document:
My research explores policy-relevant topics in labour economics, with a methodological emphasis on applied econometrics. More specifically, my main research agenda focuses on studying the specificity of human capital wit...
Funded by: ESRC
Lead research organisation: Institute for Fiscal Studies
The project focuses on the interaction between training and occupations in the labour market, which is related to upskilling and reskilling.
The overall objective of this study is to analyze how the Covid-19 crisis is affecting graduates' labor market outcomes, particularly in relation to their chances of finding employment in occupations that match their qua...
Funded by: ESRC
Lead research organisation: University of Kent
The project investigates the impact of Covid-19 on graduates' labor market outcomes and skill mismatch, which is relevant to retraining and upskilling.
Matching the skills output of educational establishments with the needs of industry, particularly in a rapidly changing economy, is problematic. The inability to integrate the various bespoke datasets has meant the holis...
Funded by: Innovate UK
Lead research organisation: Ethos Vo Limited
The project aims to match skills output with industry needs, which is related to making skills supply more responsive to local economic needs.