Human capital

Human capital

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Investment in training and skills

The UK has seen a significant decline in investment in adult education and training. This chapter analyses how the skills system should be reformed.

12 October 2023

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Adult education: making it a genuine second chance


This event examined the potential role that adult education can play in providing a genuine second chance, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds or who leave school with few formal qualifications. IFS researchers set out the planned reforms in the context of recent changes to learner numbers and funding, as well as the likely impact of planned reforms given the details and evidence base.

13 June 2022

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MaiMwana - IFS Economic Survey

Internal Dataset
The MaiMwana - IFS Economic Survey is a longitudinal dataset of approx. 3200 women aged 17-43 years and their households collected in Malawi.

22 April 2022