Jake Anders

Research Officer, National Institute of Economic and Social Research
Honorary Research Associate, UCL Institute of Education, University College London

Jake Anders is a Research Fellow in the Employment Group at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, particularly working on projects in the fields of education, training and skills; social mobility; and policy evaluation. He completed his PhD in Economics of Education at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London in 2015, where he is now an Honorary Research Associate.

Jake’s main research interests are around understanding inequalities in young people’s education and transitions from education into the labour market. His doctoral research focused particularly on various aspects of socio-economic inequality in access to Higher Education in England. Jake has been awarded a prestigious Nuffield Foundation grant to continue research in this area, particularly looking at socio-economic inequality in subject choices at age 14 and its implication for access to university. Other research projects include leading the evaluation of a randomised controlled trial in schools looking at the impact of a programme to develop teachers' use of formative assessment, and exploring socio-economic inequality in pay growth among entrants to high-status jobs.

As part of the Pathways to Adulthood programme, Jake is currently developing cross-disciplinary, cross-national collaborations with other fellows from across the world as a key way to bring international context, and hence important new insights, to his research.

Parker, P., Jerrim, J. & Anders, J. (submitted) What effect did the Great Recession have upon youth wellbeing? Evidence from four Australian cohorts.

Jerrim, J., Anders, J., Chmielewski, A. K., & Parker, P. (submitted) Private schooling, educational transitions and early labour market outcomes: the role of primary and secondary effects.

Anders, J. & Dorsett, R. (submitted) What young English people do once they reach school-leaving age: A cross-cohort comparison for the last 30 years.

"The link between household income, university applications and university attendance" (2012) Fiscal Studies Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 185-210.

"How has young people's entry into the English labour market changed over time? A cross-cohort comparison using sequence analysis" (forthcoming) Department of Business Innovation and Skills Research Report. (with R. Dorsett)

"The socio-economic gradient in educational attainment and labour market outcomes: a cross-national comparison" (forthcoming) Book chapter. (with J. Jerrim)

"Does an aptitude test affect socioeconomic and gender gaps in attendance at an elite university?" (April 2014) DoQSS Working Paper No. 14-07, Institute of Education.

"Teenagers' expectations of applying to university: how do they change?" (October 2013) DoQSS Working Paper No. 13-13, Institute of Education. (with J. Micklewright)

"Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Policy and Practice in England 1997-2010" (2013) in Closing the Achievement Gap: An International Perspective, Julia V. Clark (ed.). Springer. (with G. Whitty)

"Using the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE)/"Next Steps" for research into Higher Education access." (December 2012) DoQSS Working Paper No.12-13, IoE.

Book Chapter
Anders, J. and Jerrim, J. (forthcoming) The socio-economic gradient in educational attainment and labour market outcomes: a cross-national comparison. In: I. Schoon & R. K. Silbereisen (Eds.).  Pathways to Adulthood: Social inequalities, structure and agency and social change.

Helen Robinson Award for Best Paper by a Young Economist, WPEG Conference 2014, University of Sheffield


There's more information about Jake's research on his website: http://jakeanders.uk