IER research published today by UKCES
This study, undertaken by Professor Jenny Bimrose, Professor Alan Brown, Dr Sally-Anne Barnes and IER Associate Fellow Dr Deirdre Hughes, explores the concept of career adaptability and improves our understanding of the wide range of goals, aspirations, achievements and identities that shape the way that individuals interact with and move through the labour market.
This study, undertaken by Gaby Atfield, Professor Anne Green, Professor Kate Purcell, Dr Teresa Staniewicz (from Sociology) and Dr David Owen, looks at the impact of student and migrant employment on opportunities for low skilled people. It improves our understanding of the changing nature of low skilled work, and the attitudes and motivations of low skilled people and employers in one local economic area.
Professor Anne Green worked with SQW, CE and CURDS on this report, which reviews national and international evidence on the rationale, impact and effectiveness of government intervention to rebalance the economy sectorally and spatially in the UK and abroad. It draws on five international case studies and seeks to apply policy lessons from the evidence, including understanding the role of, and implications for, employment and skills policy in supporting objectives of economic rebalancing.
Migration Advisory Role Continues for Rob Wilson
Rob Wilson has been reappointed as a member of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) for a further 2 years. The MAC, which advises the government on migration issues, is sponsored by the UK Border Agency and is made up of a chair and four independent economists.
Professor Ravi Srivastava, Professor of Economics in the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, visited the Institute on Friday 9th July to discuss common interests related to labour market change with Professor Kate Purcell, who is currently leading a collaborative ESRC-funded Pathfinder Brazil-India research on the impact of higher education expansion and economic restructuring.