Research and analysis

Reporting on employment and earnings: using experimental matched data

BIS research paper number 48. Assesses a new dataset to analyse the employment and earnings outcomes of people who undertake training.


Reporting on employment and earnings using experimental matched data

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Report commissioned by BIS to assess a new dataset that allows analysis of different types of education on labour market outcomes. The dataset combines individualised learner records for those in further education with benefits and employment data. The report advises on how it might be used to analyse the employment and earnings outcomes of people who undertake training. It also covers changes in economic outcomes experienced by learners undertaking different types of training. The underlying data for the tables in this publication is also available in a machine processable format on

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Published 24 June 2011