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20-02: Unions, Tripartite Competition and Innovation Downloads
Alex Bryson and Harald Dale-Olsen
20-01: How did Spain perform in PISA 2018? New estimates of children’s PISA reading scores Downloads
John Jerrim, Luis Alejandro Lopez-Agudo and Oscar Marcenaro Gutierrez
19-11: Is Canada really an education superpower? The impact of exclusions and non-response on results from PISA 2015 Downloads
Jake Anders, Silvan Has, John Jerrim, Nikki Shure and Laura Zieger
19-10: Productivity Dynamics: The Role Of Competition In A Service Industry Downloads
Thomas Breda, Alex Bryson and John Forth
19-09: The gender gap in wages over the life course: evidence from a British cohort born in 1958 Downloads
Heather Joshi, Alex Bryson, David Wilkinson and Kelly Ward
19-08: New evidence on teachers’ working hours in England. An empirical analysis of four datasets Downloads
Rebecca Allen, Asma Benhenda, John Jerrim and Sam Sims
19-07: Are Women Doing It For Themselves? Gender Segregation and the Gender Wage Gap Downloads
Nikolaos Theodoropoulos, John Forth and Alex Bryson
19-06: What does leadership look like in schools and does it matter for school performance? Downloads
Lucy Stokes, Alex Bryson and David Wilkinson
19-05: Peer-review of grant proposals. An analysis of Economic and Social Research Council grant applications Downloads
John Jerrim
19-04: The Impact of High-Performance Work Systems on Employees: A Sectoral Comparison Downloads
Michael White and Alex Bryson
19-03: High performance work systems and public sector workplace performance in Britain Downloads
Michael White and Alex Bryson
19-02: Spillovers and substitutability in production Downloads
Kerry Papps and Alex Bryson
19-01: Books or babies? Incapacitation and human capital effects of extended compulsory schooling on the teenage fertility of ethnic minority women Downloads
Anna Adamecz-Völgyi and Ágota Scharle
18-10: HPWS in the Public Sector: Are There Mutual Gains? Downloads
Michael White and Alex Bryson
18-09: Is Pupil Attainment Higher in Well-managed Schools? Downloads
Alex Bryson, Lucy Stokes and David Wilkinson
18-08: The ''Good Workplace'': The Role of Joint Consultative Committees, Unions and HR policies in Employee Ratings of Workplaces in Britain Downloads
Michael Barry, Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez, Bruce Kaufman, Guenther Lomas and Adrian Wilkinson
18-07: What is the cost of grade retention? Downloads
Asma Benhenda
18-06: Teacher Screening, On the Job Evaluations and Performancee Downloads
Asma Benhenda
18-05: The long-term outcomes of refugees: tracking the progress of the East African Asians Downloads
Jake Anders, Simon Burgess and Jonathan Portes
18-04: The impact of management practices on SME performance Downloads
John Forth and Alex Bryson
18-03: Are Schools Different? Wellbeing and Commitment Among Staff in Schools and Elsewhere Downloads
Alex Bryson, Lucy Stokes and David Wilkinson
18-02: Reflections on the US College Loans System: Lessons from Australia and EnglandAbstract: There is wide agreement the US student loan system faces significant problems. Seven million borrowers are in default and many more experience non-repayment. The stress of repayments faced by many students results at least in part from the design of US student loans. Specifically, loans are organised like a mortgage, with fixed monthly repayments over a fixed period of time, creating a high repayment burden on borrowers with low income. This paper draws on the experience of the income-contingent loan (ICL) systems operating in England and Australia, in which monthly repayments are related to the borrower's monthly income. By design, those systems explicitly include insurance against problems of repayment during periods of low income. We discuss the design of this type of loan in detail since such an exercise seems to be largely absent in the US literature. Drawing on data from the US Current Population Survey (CPS) we provide two main empirical contributions. - A stylised illustration of the revenue and distributional implications of different hypothetical ICL arrangements for the USA; and - An illustration of repayment problems faced by low-earning borrowers in the US loan system, including a plausible example of adverse outcomes in the Stafford loan. Importantly, we compare repayment burdens under the existing and alternative systems. Our illustrations show how US mortgage-style loans can create financial difficulties for a significant minority of US borrowers, difficulties which a well-designed ICL has significant potential to address Downloads
Nicholas Barr, Bruce Chapman, Lorraine Dearden and Susan Dynarski
18-01: Can HRM Improve Schools' Performance? Downloads
Alex Bryson, Lucy Stokes and David Wilkinson
17-15: Understanding the Social and Cultural Bases of Brexit Downloads
Tak Wing Chan, Morag Henderson, Maria Sironi and Juta Kawalerowicz
17-14: How Does Terrorism Affect Individuals’ Wellbeing? Downloads
Alex Bryson and George MacKerron
17-13: The Twin Track Model of Employee Voice: An Anglo-American Perspective on Union Decline and the Rise of Alternative Forms of Voice Downloads
Alex Bryson, Richard Freeman, Rafael Gomez and Paul Willman
17-12: Does Sick Pay Affect Workplace Absence? Downloads
Alex Bryson and Harald Dale-Olsen
17-11: Union Density, Productivity, and Wages Downloads
Erling Barth, Alex Bryson and Harald Dale-Olsen
17-10: Mutual Gains? Is There a Role for Employee Engagement in the Modern Workplace? Downloads
Alex Bryson
17-09: Assessing the role of grammar schools in promoting social mobility Downloads
Simon Burgess, Claire Crawford and Lindsey Macmillan
17-08: The Effects of Firm Size on Job Quality: A Comparative Study for Britain and France Downloads
Alex Bryson, Christine Erhel and Zinaïda Salibekyan
17-07: Time To Go? Head Coach Quits and Dismissals in Professional Football Downloads
Alex Bryson, Babatunde Buraimo and Rob Simmons
17-06: The private schooling phenomenon in India: A review Downloads
Geeta Kingdon
17-05: Children in jobless households across Europe: Evidence on the association with medium- and long-term outcomes Downloads
Paul Gregg, John Jerrim, Lindsey Macmillan and Nikki Shure
17-04: What Happens When Econometrics and Psychometrics Collide? An Example Using PISA Data Downloads
John Jerrim, Luis Lopez-Agudo, Oscar Marcenaro-Gutierrez and Nikki Shure
17-03: Do Migrants Lower Workplace Wages? Downloads
Michael White and Alex Bryson
17-02: Do Terrorist Attacks Affect Ethnic Discrimination in the Labour Market? Evidence from Two Randomised Field Experiments Downloads
Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund, Elisabeth Ugreninov, Wing Chan, Arnfinn Midtbøen and Jon Rogstad
17-01: Social Mobility and the Wellbeing of Individuals Downloads
Wing Chan
16-16: Does Job Support Make Workers Happy? Downloads
Petri Böckerman, Alex Bryson, Antti Kauhanen and Mari Kangasniemi
16-15: Gender Differences in the Union Wage Premium? A Comparative Case Study Downloads
Alex Bryson, Harald Dale-Olsen and Kristine Nergaard
16-14: High-Stakes Accountability and Teacher Turnover: how do different school inspection judgements affect teachers' decisions to leave their school? Downloads
Sam Sims
16-13: School Hours and Maternal Labour Supply: A Natural Experiment from Germany Downloads
Nikki Shure
16-12: What's in a Name? The Effect of Brand on the Level of English Universities' Fees Downloads
Andrew Jenkins and Alison Wolf
16-11: What Role Did Management Practices Play in SME Growth Post-recession? Downloads
Alex Bryson and John Forth
16-10: Explaining Cross-National Variation in Workplace Employee Representation Downloads
John Forth, Alex Bryson and Anitha George
16-09: The Causal Impact of Transfers of Social Housing Stock on Educational Attainment in England Downloads
Bilal Nasim
16-08: Unions and the economic basis of attitudes Downloads
Alex Bryson and Michael White
16-07: The Short Run Impact of the Building Schools for the Future Programme on Attainment at Key Stage 4 Downloads
Dave Thomson
16-06: Family ownership, Workplace Closure and the Recession Downloads
Alex Bryson, Harald Dale-Olsen and Trygve Gulbrandsen
16-05: Health and Safety Risks in Britain's Workplaces: Where are They and Who Controls Them? Downloads
Alex Bryson
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