Project Manager from Edge: Olly Newton
The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) is undertaking this piece of research on behalf of the Edge Foundation.
The Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) database is a hugely rich source of information that brings together data about educational participation in schools, colleges and universities and information about jobs, income and unemployment.
NFER and The Edge Foundation were successful in a competitive process run by the Department for Education to gain secure access to the data for this project. It looks at how destination outcomes achieved by the student cohorts in each institution compare with others with similar characteristics. Unlike the Department’s own destination measures, which look just at the period directly after young people leave, this analysis will look at outcomes over a much longer period, using econometric analysis to understand patterns in young people’s labour market outcomes.