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31: The Economics of Walking About and Predicting US Downturns - David G. Blanchflower and Alex Bryson
30: Intergenerational educational mobility – the role of non-cognitive skills - Anna Adamecz-Volgyi, Morag Henderson and Nikki Shure
29: The Sahm Rule and Predicting the Great Recession Across OECD Countries - David G. Blanchflower and Alex Bryson
28: The Consequences of Chronic Pain in Mid-Life: Evidence from the National Child Development Survey - David G. Blanchflower and Alex Bryson
27: Did the first Covid-19 national lockdown lead to an increase in domestic abuse in London? - Chelsea Gray and Kirstine Hansen.
26: Footsie, Yeah! Share Prices and Worker Wellbeing - Alex Bryson, Andrew Clark and Colin Green.
25: The Role of the Workplace in Ethnic Wage Differentials - John Forth, Nikolaos Theodoropoulos and Alex Bryson.
24: The Economics of Walking About and Predicting Unemployment - David G. Blanchflower and Alex Bryson.
23: Exploring the Reasons for Labour Market Gender Inequality a Year into the Covid-19 Pandemic: Evidence from the UK Cohort Studies - Bozena Wielgoszewska, Alex Bryson, Monica Costa-Dias, Francesca Foliano, Heather Joshi and David Wilkinson.
22: Teenage conduct problems: a lifetime of disadvantage in the labour market? - Sam Parsons, Alex Bryson and Alice Sullivan.
21: Biden, COVID and Mental Health in America - David G. Blanchflower and Alex Bryson.
20: The labor market returns to ‘first in family’ university graduates - Anna Adamecz-Völgyi, Morag Henderson and Nikki Shure.
19: Does Pain Lead to Job Loss? A Panel Study for Germany - Alan Piper, David Blanchflower and Alex Bryson.
18: The Myth of Teacher Shortage in India - Sandip Datta and Geeta Gandhi Kingdon.
15: Engaging in cognitively stimulating activities and change in cognitive function: a cross-country analysis using SHARE - Andrea Cegolon and Andrew Jenkins.
14: The evolution of the association between ICT use and reading achievement in 28 countries - Francesca Borgonovi and Magdalena Pokropek.
13: Unions Increase Job Satisfaction in the United States - Ben Artz, David Blanchflower and Alex Bryson.
12: A review and evaluation of secondary school accountability in England: Statistical strengths, weaknesses, and challenges for ‘Progress 8’ raised by COVID-19 - Lucy Prior, John Jerrim, Dave Thomson and George Leckie.
11: The impact of religious attendance on trust, volunteering, and cooperation: A cross-lagged panel analysis with individual fixed effects - Ozan Aksoy and Dingeman Wiertz.
10: Intergenerational Earnings Mobility in Mexico - Nancy Daza Báez.
08: The effect of being awardees for academic careers. ERC and FIRB recipients’ outcomes compared to ordinary academics – performances and promotions - Giulio Marini and Viviana Meschitti.
07: Class size and learning: Has India spent too much on reducing class size? - Sandip Datta and Geeta Gandhi Kingdon.
06: Gender Bias in Intra-Household Allocation of Education in India: Has it fallen over time? - Sandip Datta and Geeta Gandhi Kingdon.
05: Young videogamers and their approach to science inquiry - Francesco Avvisatti and Francesca Borgonovi.
04: The Gender Wage Gap Among University Vice Chancellors in the UK - Ray Bachan and Alex Bryson.
03: Special Ones? The Effect of Head Coaches on Football Team Performance - Alex Bryson, Babatunde Buraimo, Alex Farnell and Rob Simmons.
02: The research productivity of Chinese academic returnees from the Global West: An evaluation of Young 1000 Talents recipients’ productivity - Giulio Marini and Lili Yang.
01: The Dynamics of Relative Poverty in China in a Comparative Perspective - Tak Wing Chan.
20: Job satisfaction over the life course - David Blanchflower and Alex Bryson.
19: From asking to observing. Behavioural measures of socio-emotional and motivational skills in large-scale assessments - Francesca Borgonovi, Alessandro Ferrara and Mario Piacentini.
18: How does the mental health and wellbeing of teachers compare to other professions? Evidence from eleven survey datasets - John Jerrim, Sam Sims, Rebecca Allen and Hannah Taylor.
17: A Sequence-Analysis Approach to the Study of the Transition to Adulthood in Low- and Middle-Income Countries - Maria Sironi, Nicola Barban, Luca Maria Pesando and Frank F. Furstenberg.
16: Internet Access and Partnership Formation in the United States - Maria Sironi and Ridhi Kashyap.
15: Tony Atkinson's new book, Measuring Poverty Around the World. Some further reflections - Andrea Brandolini and John Micklewright.
14: Do Public Subsidies of Union Membership Increase Union Membership Rates? - Erling Barth, Alex Bryson and Harald Dale-Olsen.
13: Unemployment Disrupts Sleep - David G. Blanchflower and Alex Bryson.
12: Teacher Allocation and School Performance in Italy - Alex Bryson, Lorenzo Corsini and Irene Martelli.
11: Grammar schools: Socio-economic differences in entrance rates and the association with socio-emotional outcomes - John Jerrim and Sam Sims.
08: Now Unions Increase Job Satisfaction and Well-being - David G. Blanchflower and Alex Bryson.
07: The Persistence of Union Membership within the Coalfields of Britain - Huw Beynon, Helen Blakely, Alex Bryson and Rhys Davies.
06: Union Membership Peaks in Midlife - David G. Blanchflower and Alex Bryson.
05: Did Covid-19 lead to an increase in hate crimes towards Chinese people in London? - Chelsea Grey and Kirstine Hansen.
04: Experimental effects of an absent crowd on performance and refereeing decisions during Covid-19 - Alex Bryson, Peter Dolton, J James Reade, Dominik Schreyer and Carl Singleton.
03: Driven to succeed? Teenagers’ drive, ambition and performance on high-stakes examinations - John Jerrim, Nikki Shure and Gill Wyness.
02: Unions, Tripartite Competition and Innovation - Alex Bryson and Harald Dale-Olsen.
01: How did Spain perform in PISA 2018? New estimates of children’s PISA reading scores. – John Jerrim , Luis Alejandro Lopez-Agudo and Oscar D. Marcenaro Gutierrez.
11: Is Canada really an education superpower? The impact of exclusions and non-response on results from PISA 2015 – Jake Anders, Silvan Has, John Jerrim, Nikki Shure and Laura Zieger.
10: Productivity Dynamics: The Role Of Competition In A Service Industry – Thomas Breda, Alex Bryson and John Forth.
09: The gender gap in wages over the life course: evidence from a British cohort born in 1958 – Heather Joshi, Alex Bryson, David Wilkinson and Kelly Ward.
08: New evidence on teachers’ working hours in England. An empirical analysis of four datasets – Rebecca Allen, Asma Benhenda, John Jerrim and Sam Sims.
07: Are Women Doing It For Themselves? Gender Segregation and the Gender Wage Gap – Nikolaos Theodoropoulos, John Forth and Alex Bryson.
06: What does leadership look like in schools and does it matter for school performance? – Lucy Stokes, Alex Bryson and David Wilkinson.
04: The Impact of High-Performance Work Systems on Employees: A Sectoral Comparison – Michael White and Alex Bryson.
03: High performance work systems and public sector workplace performance in Britain – Michael White and Alex Bryson.
02: Spillovers and substitutability in production – Kerry L Papps and Alex Bryson.
01: Books or babies? Incapacitation and human capital effects of extended compulsory schooling on the teenage fertility of ethnic minority women – Anna Adamecz-Völgyi and Ágota Scharle.
10: HPWS in the Public Sector: Are There Mutual Gains? – Michael White and Alex Bryson.
09: Is Pupil Attainment Higher in Well-managed Schools? – Alex Bryson, Lucy Stokes and David Wilkinson.
08: The ''Good Workplace'': The Role of Joint Consultative Committees, Unions and HR policies in Employee Ratings of Workplaces in Britain – Michael Barry, Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez, Bruce Kaufman, Guenther Lomas and Adrian Wilkinson.
07: What is the cost of grade retention? – Asma Benhenda.
06: Teacher Screening, On the Job Evaluations and Performance - Asma Benhenda.
05: The long-term outcomes of refugees: tracking the progress of the East African Asians - Jake Anders, Simon Burgess and Jonathan Portes.
04: The impact of management practices on SME performance - John Forth and Alex Bryson.
03: Are Schools Different? Wellbeing and Commitment Among Staff in Schools and Elsewhere - Alex Bryson, Lucy Stokes and David Wilkinson.
02: Reflections on the US College Loans System: Lessons from Australia and England - Nicholas Barr, Bruce Chapman, Lorraine Dearden and Susan Dynarski.
01: Can HRM Improve Schools' Performance? - Alex Bryson, Lucy Stokes and David Wilkinson.
15: Understanding the Social and Cultural Bases of Brexit - Tak Wing Chan, Morag Henderson, Maria Sironi and Juta Kawalerowicz.
14: How Does Terrorism Affect Individuals' Wellbeing? - Alex Bryson and George MacKerron.
13: The Twin Track Model of Employee Voice: An Anglo-American Perspective on Union Decline and the Rise of Alternative Forms of Voice - Alex Bryson, Richard Freeman, Rafael Gomez and Paul Willman.
12: Does Sick Pay Affect Workplace Absence? - Alex Bryson and Harald Dale-Olsen.
11: Union Density, Productivity, and Wages - Erling Barth, Alex Bryson and Harald Dale-Olsen.
09: Assessing the role of grammar schools in promoting social mobility - Simon Burgess, Claire Crawford and Lindsey Macmillan.
08: The Effects of Firm Size on Job Quality: A Comparative Study for Britain and France - Alex Bryson, Christine Erhel and Zinaïda Salibekyan.
07: Time To Go? Head Coach Quits and Dismissals in Professional Football - Alex Bryson, Babatunde Buraimo and Rob Simmons.
06: The private schooling phenomenon in India: A review - Geeta Gandhi Kingdon.
05: Children in jobless households across Europe: Evidence on the association with medium- and long-term outcomes - Paul Gregg, John Jerrim, Lindsey Macmillan and Nikki Shure.
04: What Happens When Econometrics and Psychometrics Collide? An Example Using PISA Data - John Jerrim, Luis Alejandro Lopez-Agudo, Oscar D. Marcenaro-Gutierrez and Nikki Shure.
03: Do Migrants Lower Workplace Wages? - Michael White and Alex Bryson.
02: Do Terrorist Attacks Affect Ethnic Discrimination in the Labour Market? Evidence from Two Randomised Field Experiments - Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund, Elisabeth Ugreninov, Tak Wing Chan, Arnfinn Midtbøen and Jon Rogstad.
01: Social Mobility and the Wellbeing of Individuals - Tak Wing Chan.
16: Does Job Support Make Workers Happy? - Petri Böckerman, Alex Bryson, Antti Kauhanen and Mari Kangasniemi.
15: Gender Differences in the Union Wage Premium? A Comparative Case Study - Alex Bryson, Harald Dale-Olsen and Kristine Nergaard.
13: School Hours and Maternal Labor Supply: A Natural Experiment from Germany - Nikki Shure.
12: What's in a Name? The Effect of Brand on the Level of English Universities' Fees - Andrew Jenkins and Alison Wolf.
11: What Role Did Management Practices Play in SME Growth Post-recession? - Alex Bryson and John Forth.
10: Explaining Cross-National Variation in Workplace Employee Representation - John Forth, Alex Bryson and Anitha George.
08: Unions and the economic basis of attitudes - Alex Bryson and Michael White.
06: Family ownership, Workplace Closure and the Recession - Alex Bryson, Harald Dale-Olsen and Trygve Gulbrandsen.
04: Benchmarking London in the PISA rankings - John Jerrim and Gill Wyness.
02: PISA 2012: How do results for the paper and computer tests compare? - John Jerrim.
01: When does HRM 'Work' in Small British Enterprises? - Alex Bryson and Michael White.
11: Determinants and Learning Effects of Adult Education-Training: a Cross-National Comparison Using PIAAC Data (PDF) - Andrea Cegolon.
10: Testing Means-Tested Aid - Gill Wyness.
09: Deserving poor? Are higher education bursaries going to the right students? - Gill Wyness.
08: When and why do initially high attaining poor children fall behind? - Claire Crawford, Lindsey Macmillan and Anna Vignoles.
04: The use (and misuse) of PISA in guiding policy reform: the case of Spain? - Alvaro Choi and John Jerrim.
03: Nonlinear Estimation of Lifetime Intergenerational Economic Mobility and the Role of Education - Paul Gregg, Lindsey Macmillan and Claudia Vittori.
02: Emigrants from Great Britain: what do we know about their lives? - John Jerrim.
01: Multidimensional approach to workless-ness: a matter of opportunities, social factors and individual's idiosyncrasies - Gabriella Cagliesi, Denise Hawkes and Max Tookey.
19: Student Awareness of Costs and Benefits of Educational Decisions: Effects of an Information Campaign and Media Exposure - Martin McGuigan, Sandra McNally and Gill Wyness.
18: Income inequality, intergenerational mobility and the Great Gatsby Curve: is education the key? - John Jerrim and Lindsey Macmillan.
17: Two-Sample Two-Stage Least Squares (TSTSLS) estimates of earnings mobility: how consistent are they? - John Jerrim, Alvaro Choi and Rosa Simancas Rodriguez.
16: Why do East Asian children perform so well in PISA? An investigation of Western-born children of East Asian descent - John Jerrim.
15: Disabled children's cognitive development in the early years - Samantha Parsons and Lucinda Platt.
14: Does it matter why immigrants came here? Original motives, the labour market, and national identity in the UK - Stuart Campbell.
13: Convergence or divergence? A longitudinal analysis of behaviour problems among disabled and non-disabled children aged 3 to 7 in England - Rebecca Fauth, Samantha Parsons and Lucinda Platt.
12: Moving Towards Estimating Lifetime Intergenerational Economic Mobility in the UK - Paul Gregg, Lindsey Macmillan and Claudia Vittori.
11: Bullying experiences among disabled children and young people in England: Evidence from two longitudinal studies - Stella Chatzitheochari, Samantha Parsons and Lucinda Platt.
10: Selected at seven: The relationship between teachers' judgments and assessments of pupils, and pupils' stream placements - Tammy Campbell.
09: Selective Schooling Systems Increase Inequality - Simon Burgess, Matt Dickson and Lindsey Macmillan.
08: A Pragmatic Approach to Measuring Neighbourhood Poverty Change - Ludovica Gambaro, Heather Joshi, Ruth Lupton and Mary Clare Lennon.
07: Does an aptitude test affect socioeconomic and gender gaps in attendance at an elite university? - Jake Anders.
06: Was migrating beneficial? Comparing social mobility of Turks in Western Europe to Turks in Turkey and Western European natives - Carolina V. Zuccotti, Harry Ganzeboom and Ayse Guveli.
05: Do parents matter? Occupational outcomes among ethnic minorities and British natives in England and Wales (2009-2010) - Carolina V. Zuccotti.
04: Food for Thought? Breastfeeding and Child Development - Emla Fitzsimons and Marcos Vera-Hernández.
03: Do "Child-Friendly" Practices affect Learning? Evidence from Rural India - Sushmita Nalini Das.
02: The link between family background and later lifetime incomes: how does the UK compare to other countries? - John Jerrim.
01: Education and Intergenerational Mobility: Help or Hindrance? - Jo Blanden and Lindsey Macmillan.
15: Who gets the Top Jobs? The role of family background and networks in recent graduates' access to high status professions - Lindsey Macmillan, Claire Tyler and Anna Vignoles.
14: Unofficial Development Assistance: a model of development charities' donation income - Wiji Arulampalam, Peter G. Backus and John Micklewright.
13: Teenagers' expectations of applying to university: how do they change? Jake Anders and John Micklewright.
12: Understanding income mobility: the role of education for intergenerational income persistence in the US, UK and Sweden - Paul Gregg, Jan O. Jonsson, Lindsey Macmillan and Carina Mood.
11: Matched panel data estimates of the impact of Teach First on school and department performance - Rebecca Allen and Jay Allnutt.
10: The socio-economic gradient in children's reading skills and the role of genetics - John Jerrim, Anna Vignoles, Raghu Lingam and Angela Friend.
09: Over-education among A8 migrants in the UK - Stuart Campbell.
08: Teacher Quality in Sub-Saharan Africa: Pupil fixed effects estimates for twelve countries - Christopher F. Hein and Rebecca Allen.
07: Identifying the drivers of month of birth differences in educational attainment - Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden and Ellen Greaves.
06: The drivers of month of birth differences in children's cognitive and non-cognitive skills: a regression discontinuity analysis - Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden and Ellen Greaves.
05: The impact of age within academic year on adult outcomes - Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden and Ellen Greaves.
04: Money for nothing: estimating the impact of financial aid on participation in Higher Education - Lorraine Dearden, Emla Fitzsimons and Gill Wyness.
03: The mathematics skills of school children: How does England compare to the high performing East Asian jurisdictions? - John Jerrim and Alvaro Choi.
02: Learning and Wellbeing Trajectories Among Older Adults in England - Andrew Jenkins and Tarek Mostafa.
01: The role of non-cognitive and cognitive skills, behavioural and educational outcomes in accounting for the intergenerational transmission of worklessness - Lindsey Macmillan.
13: Using the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England for research into Higher Education access - Jake Anders.
12: The impact of sampling variation on peer measures: a comment on a proposal to adjust estimates for measurement error - Pedro N.Silva, John Micklewright and Sylke V. Schnepf.
11: University access for socio-economically disadvantaged children: A comparison across English speaking countries - John Jerrim and Anna Vignoles.
10: Nurse or Mechanic? The role of parental socialization and children's personality in the formation of sex-typed occupational aspirations - Javier Polavieja and Lucinda Platt (revised version of DoQSS wp 11-08).
09: The teacher labour market, teacher turnover and disadvantaged schools: new evidence for England - Rebecca Allen, Simon Burgess and Jennifer Mayo.
08: Charitable bequests and wealth at death - Tony Atkinson, Peter Backus and John Micklewright.
07: The impact of the Great Recession on the incomes of households - John Micklewright.
06: Socioeconomic gradients in children's cognitive skills: Are cross-country comparisons robust to who reports family background? - John Jerrim, John Micklewright.
05: Reducing bias due to missing values of the response variable by joint modeling with an auxiliary variable - Alfonso Miranda, Sophia Rabe-Hesketh and John W. McDonald.
04: The socio-economic gradient in teenagers' literacy skills: how does England compare to other countries? - John Jerrim.
03: The relative importance of adolescent skills and behaviours for adult earnings: A cross-national study - Kathryn Duckworth, Greg J. Duncan, Katja Kokko, Anna-Liisa Lyyra, Molly Metzger and Sharon Simonton.
02: How should we treat under-performing schools? A regression discontinuity analysis of school inspections in England - Rebecca Allen and Simon Burgess.
01: What's the link between household income and going to university? - Jake Anders.
10: Evaluating the provision of school performance information for school choice - Rebecca Allen and Simon Burgess.
09: England's "plummeting" PISA test scores between 2000 and 2009: Is the performance of our secondary school pupils really in relative decline? - John Jerrim.
08: Nurse or Mechanic? Explaining Sex-Typed Occupational Aspirations amongst Children - Javier Polavieja and Lucinda Platt.
07: Charitable Giving for Overseas Development: UK trends over a quarter century - Anthony B. Atkinson, Peter G. Backus, John Micklewright, Cathy Pharoah and Sylke V. Schnepf.
06: The effectiveness of English secondary schools for pupils of different ability levels - Lorraine Dearden, John Micklewright and Anna Vignoles.
05: Measuring school value added with administrative data: the problem of missing variables - Lorraine Dearden, Alfonso Miranda and Sophia Rabe-Hesketh.
04: Disadvantaged children's ``low'' educational expectations: Are the US and UK really so different to other industrialized nations? - John Jerrim.
03: Are girls the fairer sex in India? Revisiting intra-household allocation of education expenditure - Mehtabul Azam and Geeta Kingdon.
02: Do Performance Targets Affect Behaviour? Evidence from Discontinuities in Test Scores in England - Marcello Sartarelli.
01: The use (and misuse) of statistics in understanding social mobility: regression to the mean and the cognitive development of high ability children from disadvantaged homes - John Jerrim and Anna Vignoles.
19: An analysis of the educational progress of children with special educational needs - Claire Crawford and Anna Vignoles.
18: Akin to my teacher: Does caste, religious or gender distance between student and teacher matter? Some evidence from India - Shenila Rawal and Geeta Kingdon.
17: A cross-cohort description of young people's housing experience in Britain over 30 years: An application of Sequence Analysis - Dylan Knealem, Ruth Lupton, Polina Obolenskaya & Richard D Wiggins.
16: Missing ordinal covariates with informative selection - Alfonso Miranda and Sophia Rabe-Hesketh.
15: Policy changes in UK higher education funding, 1963-2009 - Gill Wyness.
14: Administrative Data and Economic Policy Evaluation - Lorraine Dearden.
13: Peer effects and measurement error: the impact of sampling variation in school survey data - John Micklewright, Sylke V. Schnepf & Pedro N. Silva.
12: Languages, ethnicity, and education in London - Michelle von Ahn, Ruth Lupton, Charley Greenwood & Dick Wiggins.
11: Using M-quantile models as an alternative to random effects to model the contextual value-added of schools in London - Nikos Tzavidis and James J Brown.
10: The choice between fixed and random effects models: some considerations for educational research - Paul Clarke, Claire Crawford, Fiona Steele and Anna Vignoles.
09: When you are born matters: the impact of date of birth on educational outcomes in England - Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden and Costas Meghir.
08: Widening Participation in Higher Education: Analysis Using Linked Administrative Data - Haroon Chowdry, Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden, Alissa Goodman and Anna Vignoles.
07: Ethnic parity in labour market outcomes for benefit claimants in Great Britain - Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden, Alice Mesnard, Barbara Sianesi and Jonathan Shaw.
06: Why do children become disengaged from school? - Francesca Foliano, Elena Meschi and Anna Vignoles.
05: Endogenous Treatment Effects for Count Data Models with Sample Selection or Endogenous Participation - Massimiliano Bratti and Alfonso Miranda.
04: Non-response biases in surveys of school children: the case of the English PISA samples - John Micklewright, Sylke V. Schnepf and Chris Skinner.
03: The relative effectiveness of private and government schools in rural India: evidence from ASER data - Rob French and Geeta Kingdon.
02: Does school autonomy improve educational outcomes? Judging the performance of foundation secondary schools in England - Rebecca Allen.
01: A double-hurdle count model for completed fertility data from the developing world - Alfonso Miranda.
04: Can school competition improve standards? The case of faith schools in England - Rebecca Allen and Anna Vignoles.
03: What parents want: school preferences and school choice - Simon Burgess, Ellen Greaves, Anna Vignoles and Deborah Wilson.
02: The effect of monitoring unemployment insurance recipients on unemployment duration - John Micklewright and Gyula Nagy.
01: How Reliable are Income Data Collected with a Single Question? - John Micklewright and Sylke V. Schnepf.