5 tips for success: An economist’s guide to online dating

Thanks to the meteoric rise of smartphones and tablets, online dating is no longer just the preserve of desperados and the socially inept. Yes, internet matchmakers are now trusted alternatives to such time-honoured seduction techniques as the annual tryst with Lucy from accounts at the office Christmas party, trying it on with your best friend’s sister or the 2am gutter trawl on your local dance floor. Yet, this brave new world requires an altogether new approach if success is to be assured. And who better to ask for dating advice than economists? Strip it back and the dating market is Continue reading 5 tips for success: An economist’s guide to online dating

What is the relationship between education and health outcomes in the UK?

It’s fairly well known that people with higher levels of education tend to be better off than those who left school with low-level or no qualifications: they’re more likely to be in work and if they have a job, are paid more. Yes, there’s the odd Lord Sugar-esq example that runs to the contrary, showing that having a raft of qualifications under your belt is not strictly necessary for success. But, the general rule still holds: the better you do in school, the better your chances in the jobs market are when you leave school. Is that it? Are there Continue reading What is the relationship between education and health outcomes in the UK?