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Paying young people to stay on at school - does it work? Evidence from the evaluation of the piloting of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

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With a view to raising participation, retention and achievement rates in post-16 education among 16-18 year olds, particularly among those from lower-income families, the piloting of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) began in September 1999. The EMA is an allowance paid to young people (or in some areas in the piloting phase, to their parents), eligibility for which is dependent on parental income. EMAs were rolled out nationally from September 2004. The Department for Education and S...

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University of Warwick
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Centre for Education and Industry (CEI)
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University of Warwick
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ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) Publisher's website
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SKOPE Research Paper
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http://www.skope.ox.ac.uk/publications
Publication date:
2006-01-01
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1466-1535
Paper number:
69, December 2006
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English
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2010-06-29

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