Our Work

Below is a small selection of the work that we’ve carried out. Click on a topic to see relevant projects.

Working Futures 2017-2027: long-run labour market and skills projections

Working Futures: 2017-2027 is the latest in a series of quantitative assessments of the employment prospects in the UK labour market over a 10-year horizon, published by the UK Government’s Department for Education. It presents historical trends and future prospects by secto...

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Who are the self-employed and what do they do?

Yesterday’s UK Labour Market Statistics show that the labour market continues to perform strongly, with the employment rate at near-record levels. The release also shows that the number of part-time self-employed has passed one and a half million for the first time – over dou...

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Recent graduates in employment: understanding EU targets and drivers

This paper aims to contribute to the discussion on the future employability benchmark under the European Commission’s Education and Training Strategy 2025. Recent graduates in employment   In order to do this the study provides insight on current EU targets set wi...

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Field research for UNESCO: technical and vocational education

Field research for a UNESCO project took our Director Ben Gardiner and Researcher Ana Rosa Gonzalez-Martinez* to the Dominican Republic, Cyprus and Senegal to assess the potential for a training levy to support vocational and technical education. Tell us about the UNESCO proje...

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Energy scenario: employment implications of the Paris Climate Agreement

For Eurofound, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (an agency of the European Union), Cambridge Econometrics prepared projections for the number and type of jobs that could be available in Europe in 2030 if the Paris Climate Agreement were...

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The gender pay gap: low STEM participation, inaccessible labour markets and behaviour

Whilst the size of the gender pay gap in the UK has decreased over the last decade, it remains large and persistent. Here, economist Lucy Clements explores the factors that might explain this persistent aspect of gender inequality. In 2017, hourly earnings for men in full-time w...

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Working futures employment and skills projections

For over 30 years we have collaborated with the Warwick Institute for Employment Research to provide the UK’s official employment and skills projections, Working Futures.

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Skills forecast: trends and challenges to 2030

Cambridge Econometrics developed forecasting results and drafted key findings which formed the basis for the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training's (CEDEFOP) latest skills forecast update (to 2030). Skills forecasting provides supply and demand projection...

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European skills panorama

This key source of Labour Market Information and intelligence for EU Member States was led by FGB, in consortium with ourselves, RAND Europe and the Warwick Institute for Employment Research.

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The impact of technological change on skills

Terence Hogarth is Senior Advisor at Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and has over 30 years' experience of carrying out research on vocational education and training in the UK and the EU.  Terence is this month's guest blogger and writes for us about the impact that technology ...

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