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Rising skills levels and educational attainment are an important driver of rising pay for individuals, and rising productivity for the economy as a whole. Our work focuses on how best to boost skills, how skills are distributed across the workforce, and the extent to which rising skills levels translate into higher living standards.

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Kathleen Henehan

Research and Policy Analyst
T: 0203 372 2980
E: kathleen.henehan@resolutionfoundation.org
Events

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How technology can boost young people’s career prospects

The way young people enter the job market from education can have a marked effect on their future prospects. Economic crises are a particularly tough time to start a career,…
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Fees-ible reforms?

Assessing the Government’s new plan for higher education

The UK’s universities are highly regarded abroad, but are controversial at home. While increasing participation has boosted people’s skills and their social mobility prospects, ‘edusceptics’ worry that too many people…
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Good headline news on NEETs hides a worrying rise in economically inactive young men

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This morning the ONS published the latest figures outlining the number of young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). Overall 692,000 16-24-year-olds (10.2 per cent), including…
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Leaving lockdown

Young people’s employment in 2021: improvements and challenges in the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic

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This spotlight explores younger people’s employment trajectory during the Covid-19 pandemic, before setting out where policy makers should now be focused.
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Uneven steps

Changes in youth unemployment and study since the onset of Covid-19

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In order to reduce the spread of Covid-19, and thereby save lives, large sectors of the UK economy were temporarily shut down during parts of 2020 and 2021. Although unemployment…
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Can training help workers change their stripes?

Retraining and career change in the UK

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The coronavirus crisis has already brought significant disruption to the UK labour market, particularly in sectors that offer in-person services like hospitality, entertainment and retail. There are fears that as…
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Any further questions?

From the event 'The corona class of 2020: How to support young people leaving education amid the crisis'

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We often have more questions submitted for our event Q&A sessions than we’re able to answer. Where this is the case, we’ll endeavour to respond to a selection of the…
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Class of 2020

Education leavers in the current crisis

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The economic fallout from the coronavirus has taken the UK into uncharted territory, with fears that an additional 640,000 18-24-year-olds could find themselves unemployed this year alone. This briefing note…
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