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Academic research with social impact

Andries de Grip and Rolf van der Velden appeared in UM Magazine

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When the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) began making job- market forecasts, its work was viewed with scepticism. In those days – the first report was commissioned by the government in 1986 –applied research was not always seen as ‘proper’ academic work. Now these biennial forecasts set the standard for job-market predictions, the institute enjoys a top reputation and its research has received numerous awards. What is the secret to ROA’s success? Andries de Grip and Rolf van der Velden, co-directors of ROA and two of its first ever researchers, take us behind the scenes.

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