Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods
Sefydliad Ymchwil Gymdeithasol ac Economaidd, Data a Dulliau Cymru

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Information on research conducted as part of the WISERD Economic and Social Inequalities theme can be found below.


This website was launched at the Social Science Festival to enhance engagement with our work on disability. The website hosts a film Disability Talking in which four disabled people describe the barriers and supports that they encounter in the workplace.


Wales Housing Research Network

 This network looks to advance housing research in Wales by brings together researchers and organisations working in this field. Read More >>


david_blackaby.pngProfessor David Blackaby discusses his findings on regional variations in public-private sector wage differences as part of the Labour Market Implications of Changes in the Public Sector project.


Labour Market Implications of Changes in the Public Sector

In 2010 the UK Government announced its intention to promote a rebalancing of the UK economy, away from public sector and towards the private sector. This research focuses on:





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New support for dementia research in Wales

20th April 2017

WISERD welcomes the news that Cardiff has been chosen as one of the locations for the UK’s largest dementia research initiative. Social scientists at WISERD, based at Cardiff University, are already focusing on finding strategies to live well with dementia.


WISERD presents research on higher education and civil society at Public Uni event

6th April 2017

Last Friday evening, Dr Ceryn Evans presented her research on higher education and civil society at Public Uni’s 15th event at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. Public Uni is an event organised by Cardiff University and aims to provide researchers with an opportunity to communicate their research in engaging, bite-sized ‘chunks’ to a ‘lay audience’. Each presenter has just 10 minutes to talk about their research, using only props or pictures to help them.


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