Research and analysis

Further education: comparing labour market economic benefits from qualifications gained

Estimates the economic benefits to an individual from achieving further education qualifications.

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Further disaggregation: employment and earnings returns by sector group

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This research builds on previous work using matched administrative data (using Department for Business, Innovation and Skills data and Department for Work and Pensions data). It estimates the economic benefits to an individual from achieving qualifications in further education, specifically:

  • employment prospects
  • earnings
  • likelihood of being on benefit

The research method compares those who achieve a qualification, with those who start further education but do not achieve.

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Published 10 December 2014
Last updated 30 November 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added document 'Further disaggregation – employment and earnings returns by sector group (further analysis based on BIS research paper 195)'.
  2. First published.