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  • OVO Foundation report: Education Inequality in the early years

    Dawson A, Williams C, Akehurst G | Feb 2021 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This report outlines the initial plans to evaluate three early years projects chosen by the OVO Foundation; Doorstep Library, Parental Engagement Network (PEN) and Tales Toolkit.

  • Labour Market Statistics, February 2021

    Feb 2021 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This briefing note sets out analysis of the Labour Market Statistics published on 23 February 2021.

  • An Unequal Crisis: The impact of the pandemic on the youth labour market

    Wilson T, Papoutsaki D | Feb 2021 | IES/Youth Futures Foundation

    This report sets out analysis of trends in youth participation in education and employment during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Working from Home under Covid-19 Lockdown

    Transitions and Tensions

    Parry J, Young Z, Bevan S, Veliziotis M, Baruch Y, Beigi M, Bajorek Z, Salter E, Tochia C | Feb 2021 | Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)

    This research examines how enforced working from home in the UK is changing how people want to work in the future and how organisations respond.

  • Digital learning in a post Covid-19 economy

    An evidence review

    Rickard C, Brown D, Crowley L | Jan 2021 | CIPD

    This report presents the findings from an evidence review that the Institute of Employment Studies was commissioned to carry out by the CIPD on digital and online learning within adult vocational education and in the workplace.

  • Labour Market Statistics, January 2021

    Jan 2021 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This briefing note sets out analysis of the Labour Market Statistics published on 26 January 2021.

  • Laid low

    The impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on low-paid and insecure workers

    Wilson T, Buzzeo J | Jan 2021 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This is the final report of a mixed methods project exploring the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on low paid workers. The project has been funded by Standard Life Foundation.

  • Covid class of 2020, and beyond

    Supporting Sussex learners and potential learners

    Williams J, Newton B, Pollard E, Williams C, Williams M | Jan 2021 | Institute for Employment Studies

    Sussex Learning Network commissioned IES to lead research into the implementation of a collaborative ‘Pan Sussex’ approach, ensuring all learners and potential learners in Sussex can make effective transitions within education and training as a protective measure against the economic storm created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Labour market priorities for the 2021 Budget

    IES | Jan 2021 | Institute for Employment Studies

    This is the IES submission for the 2021 Budget which will be held on 3 March. It argues that the Budget should prioritise action in eight areas to support a jobs recovery and labour market inclusion.

  • Shut Out

    How employers and recruiters are overlooking the talents of over 50s workers

    Edwards M, Holmes J, Mason B, Bajorek Z  | Jan 2021 | Centre for Ageing Better

    This is the first report in a series from Ageing Better’s Good Recruitment for Older Workers (GROW) project.