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

Navigation :: Home> Events> Events Calendar> Welsh Speakers and the Labour Market

Welsh Speakers and the Labour Market

Location:
Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay
Dates:

Overview

An Unequal Wales Seminar delivered by Dr Robin Mann and Dr Stephen Drinkwater, WISERD

Previous research has indicated that there may be a labour market advantage for speakers of minority languages.

Evidence in support of this has been found for Welsh speakers in Wales by Drinkwater and O’Leary (1997) in terms of employment and Henley and Jones (2005) for earnings.   Various explanations have been suggested including educational policies and higher attainment, increased cognitive ability, bilingual policies in the workplace, employment shifts following economic restructuring and better networks and information flows (Day, 2002; Williams and Morris, 1999).

This paper will examine the labour market differences between Welsh and non-Welsh speakers by extending and updating the existing literature in two main ways.

Firstly, we use a mixed-methods approach by combining quantitative analysis of the Annual Population Survey (APS) with qualitative analysis of WISERD stakeholder data.   Secondly, we distinguish between labour market differences within the public and private sectors.   This is initially done by comparing the earnings and occupational achievements of Welsh speakers relative to non-Welsh speakers in both sectors using APS data, whilst also controlling for differences in personal and socio-economic characteristics.

These events are free to attend. To register your place, please r.s.v.p to rumbulra@cardiff.ac.uk

Other events in the series:

 

BlogButton.jpg

PodcastButton.jpg

Latest News
WISERD Awarded Funding from Cardiff Incoming Visiting Fellowship Scheme

August 13, 2015

We are delighted to announce that WISERD has been awarded two modest amounts of funding under the Cardiff Incoming Visiting Fellowship Scheme and International Collaboration Seedcorn Fund.

Read more>>>

WISERD visits the National Eisteddfod

August 6, 2015

WISERD is proud to be part of the 2015 National Eisteddfod, which is taking place in Montgomeryshire this week.

Read more>>>

Featured Events
18 September, 9:45 am - 3:30 pm
G23 Lecture Theatre, Thoday Building, Bangor University

This summit will mainly discuss existing and possible future labour market interventions in response to large-scale job losses across traditional industries (deindustrialization) in Wales, with a particular focus on the North West Wales labour market.

Read More>>>


24 September, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Open University in Wales, 18 Custom House Street, Cardiff, Wales CF10 1AP

This event is an introductory hands-on session aimed at those in the voluntary sector with an interest in either using or doing research.

Read More>>>


11 November, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Board Room, 46 Park Place, Cardiff

As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2015 we will demonstrate the new version of the WISERD Data Portal (WDP) with the participation of an exemplar Civil Society organisation, focussing on how the Portal can be used by third sector organisations for Civil Society research.

Read More>>>


CommunityButton.png