Employer engagement in British secondary education: wage earning outcomes experienced by young adults


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Author: Mann, Anthony; Percy, Chris


Since 2004, the devolved education systems of England, Scotland and Wales have introduced initiatives to increase contact between employers and young people, particularly aged 14-19, as a supplementary, co-curricular activity within mainstream education. The initiatives are motivated partly to increase wage-earning potential but studies to date have not explicitly tested this hypothesis. Robust evaluations from the USA suggest a potential wage uplift of 6.5-25 per cent but these evaluations do not directly comment on the UK approach, as they focus on highly specialised forms of education...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Labour market; Income; Secondary education; Youth

Keywords: Transition from education and training to employment; Wage; Employers

Geographic subjects: Europe; Great Britain

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2014

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Journal volume: 27

Journal number: 5

Journal date: October 2014

Pages: pp. 496-523

ISSN: 1363-9080, 1469-9435 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Anthony Mann and Christian Percy

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 111.691

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