Research Papers 2015

Synopsis: Below you will find a list of Committee for Employment and Learning research papers published in 2015.

Economic impact of cuts to the Higher Education Sector

- Date: 16/03/2016

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European Commission Work Programme 2016 - NIAR 568 - 2015

- Date: 02/12/2015

European Commission Work Programme 2016 - NIAR 568 - 2015

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Ulster University Cuts: School of Modern Languages

- Date: 19/10/2015

This paper, commissioned by the Committee for Employment and Learning, discusses the available information on the announced cutting of the School of Modern Languages from Ulster University.

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HE Statistics and the MaSN Cap

- Date: 19/11/2015

This paper provides statistics on higher education in Northern Ireland, including student numbers, student flows and subjects studied. The paper includes a brief discussion on the Maximum Aggregate Student Number (MaSN) and on the number of places provided by it.

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The Economic Impact of International Students on Northern Ireland

- Date: 27/11/2015

This paper, commissioned by the Committee for Employment and Learning, discusses the economic impact of international students on Northern Ireland.

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European Social Fund 2007 – 2013: Project Locations and Values

- Date: 22/12/2015

This paper provides a map detailing the location and value of projects funded under the European Social Fund (ESF) 2007 – 2013. It aims to support the Committee for Employment and Learning’s consideration of the issue.

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Cuts in the Northern Ireland University Sector

- Date: 15/09/2015

This Briefing Note considers currently available information on cuts made by the Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University to their universities’ budgets, following reductions in the allocations they receive from the Department of Employment and Learning.

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Pathways Education

- Date: 15/09/2015

This paper, commissioned by the Committee for Employment and Learning (CEL) discusses Pathways for Young People Education Maintenance Allowance (Pathways EMA) in Northern Ireland (NI), including why it was established, how it operated, its uptake and a map detailing the location of organisations that provided it.

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CEL Forward Work Planning: Issues of Note

- Date: 07/09/2015

At the request of the Committee for Employment and Learning (CEL) this paper discusses current developments of relevance to CEL’s portfolio which may be of note in its forward work planning. The paper briefly discusses the current state of the Northern Ireland (NI) Labour Market, Productivity in NI and the National Minimum Wage in the United Kingdom (UK).

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International Examples of Kinship Care

- Date: 10/08/2015

This briefing paper provides three examples of approaches to Kinship Care in the United States of America (USA), Canada and Australia. In addition, it briefly discusses parental leave in each jurisdiction and if it applies to kinship carers. (For a discussion of kinship care practices in Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, please see RaISe paper NIAR 631 – 2014.)

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