Participation in further education in England and Wales: an analysis of post-war trends

McVicar, Duncan and Rice, Patricia (2000) Participation in further education in England and Wales: an analysis of post-war trends. Southampton, UK, University of Southampton, 29pp. (Discussion Papers in Economics and Econometrics, 0014).


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The paper examines the time-series evidence relating to participation rates in further education in England and Wales, and uses cointegration analysis to identify a long-run statistical relationship in the data consistent with an augmented human-capital model. The recent rapid growth of participation is attributable largely to the improvements in GCSE attainment of the last decade, coupled with the expansion of higher education. Fluctuations in labour demand play a significant role in determining movements in participation rates over time, and the substantial rise in youth unemployment of the early notes was a contributed to the rapid growth of participation at this time.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Keywords: human capital, participation in further education, cointegration analysis
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Economics
ePrint ID: 33115
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Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:59

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