Dawn Holland's picture
Affiliation: 
NIESR
Credentials: 
Consultant on macroeconomic modelling and forecasting

Voting history

The Economic Cost of School Closures

Question 1:What damage will school closures have on economic growth over a 10-15 year horizon?

Answer:
Moderate
Confidence level:
Not confident
Comment:
There is likely to be some permanent impact on the accumulation of human capital as a result of school closures, especially among younger pupils. What may have an even bigger impact on economic growth is labour force withdrawal or extended periods of unemployment among parents of young children who have been unable to work for childcare reasons while children are not in school.

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