The Centre undertakes, commissions and invites research that meets the criteria of being relevant to Jersey and evidence-based.
University education on-Island
This paper describes what university-level education is available in Jersey, analyses data on participation in university-level education and educational standards in the Island, discusses the case for a “University of Jersey” and considers other options for increasing university-level education on-Island. Its purpose is to provide the evidence base and analysis of options to enable appropriate policy responses to be developed.
The Policy Centre Jersey has commenced a project on social mobility. This will seek to assess the state of social mobility in Jersey and the issues that need to be addressed in order to increase social mobility. The objective is to promote an informed debate that will facilitate appropriate policy measures. This background paper comprises a brief description of the concept of social mobility, a summary of available data and a suggested set of issues to be discussed.
Housing and social mobility in Jersey
The operation of the housing market has worsened social mobility in Jersey. Those who bought homes many years ago have benefitted from the significant rise in house prices and have been willing and able to use the increase in wealth to help their children with housing costs, in particular to become home owners.