Weekly Customer Insight Library Update May 12, 2011Posted by bean1 in : Market Research, Marketing, Publications, Schools and Colleges, social media , trackback
This week’s updates include…
Browne, J. (2011) Living standards during the recession (IFS briefing note 117)
Simulates the effects of employment, earnings, interest rate and tax and benefit changes from 2008 to April 2011 and considers their effects on different types of family and at different points in the income distribution. Suggests that the median income before housing costs will fall by 1.6 per cent between 2008-09 and 2011-12, or £360 a year in 2011-12 prices.
Scottish Government (2011) Skills in Scotland 2010
Presents the results of the Scottish Employers Skills Survey 2010, with regard to recruitment, vacancies, skill gaps and training. Provides an overview of the context of the survey, including the perceived impact of the economic downturn on participating organisations and the challenges that businesses are likely to face in the next 12 months.
HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) (2011) Learning in Scotland’s communities
Presents the findings of research into community and learning development (CLD), based upon inspections conducted by HMIE. Discusses the definition of the term ‘learning communities’. Considers some of the potential benefits of learning communities for tackling poverty, combating social exclusion and improving overall health.
HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (2011) Count us in: mind over matter – promoting and supporting mental and emotional wellbeing
Discusses whether pre-school centres, schools and colleges are good at promoting and supporting children and young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing, drawing on evidence from HMIe inspections of schools and colleges.
Spatial Economics Research Centre (2011) The long term impacts of migration in British cities: diversity, wages, employment and prices
Notes that British cities are becoming more culturally diverse, with migration a main driver. Draws on a new 16-year panel of UK cities to explore whether this growing diversity is good for urban economies.
Royal Society (2011) Preparing for the transfer from school and college science and mathematics education to UK STEM higher education
Looks at young people’s pre-university participation in science or mathematics in order to determine the characteristics of the student ‘pool’ available to undertake science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) first degree courses in the UK.
Glasgow Economic Review (2010) Glasgow economic/labour market indicators
Presents key economic indicators for Glasgow. Covers economic output, jobs, residents in work, economic inactivity, private investment and development activity, population, tourism, enterprises and office and business space. (Labour Market information folder)
House of Commons, Work and Pensions Committee (2011) Youth unemployment and the Future Jobs Fund: first report of 2010-11
Discusses the Future Jobs Fund (FJF), which aimed to help local authorities and other organisations tackle joblessness among young people. Looks at the design of the FJF programme and the reasons for its termination.
UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) (2011) The use of LMI in online career direction and learning
Looks at the responsiveness of the online careers market in providing Labour Market Information (LMI) and Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG). Considers what drives the provision of LMI in an online careers context, the extent to which national data and other publicly-funded sources of LMI are currently provided within the online careers market or could add value to the online careers market, and what the role of government should be in achieving the proposed transformation of IAG services in the context of an analysis of the current and emerging online careers market.
If you would like full copies of any of the articles mentioned, please contact Helenor Fisher at Helenor.Fisher@gcu.ac.uk