Research and analysis

Education and skills: how much benefit does government-funded training bring

BIS research paper number 71.


Assessing the deadweight loss associated with public investment in education and skills

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Report of analysis commissioned by BIS to improve the current assessment of deadweight loss in the further education and skills arena. Deadweight loss is defined as the extent to which government-funded training generates outcomes that are not additional to what would have occurred in the absence of such provision. It explains the concepts, models data at firm level, explains the results and makes recommendations.

Published 11 May 2012