Location: Council Chamber, Main Building, Cardiff University Dates:
WISERD Wales & Recession Seminar Series
March – December 2014
2008 marked the beginning of the deepest and longest recession of modern times. While its causes are to be found in centres of economic and political gravity beyond Wales, its effects on the Welsh economy and on the lives of the people of Wales have been profound and far reaching.
This seminar series aims to examine the impact of the recession on social and economic life in Wales; and to take stock of the policy responses in Wales in the context of a Westminster government committed to austerity measures.
Michael Trickey, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
JRF has been monitoring/analysing poverty in the UK for some years and in Wales for about the last 8, along with work on minimum income standards. This seminar will look at the data and accompanying analysis and tie it up with material from the Welsh Government.
5.30pm - Drinks reception
5.45pm - Seminar
6.15pm - Q&A
6.30pm - Finish
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20 March 2014
29 April 2014
27 May 2014 POSTPONED
10 July 2014 POSTPONED
11 September 2014
9 October 2014
13 November 2014
11 December 2014
The ONS’s Measuring National Well-being programme and developments by the Welsh Government are exemplars in going ‘beyond GDP’. However, measuring things differently is not enough: new measures will have to be used in government, business and everyday life.
In recent years there has been an increase in the use of both experimental and realist methods in UK social research. This event is a debate between two prominent realist social researchers on the appropriateness and value of experimental methods.
This event will aim to cover both the conceptual and empirical approaches to measuring well-being.
The nature of local democracy and the role of local government are changing. Having set a summer deadline for a map on local government reform, the Minister for Public Services, Leighton Andrews AM, will open the event and present the Welsh Government’s long term vision for local councils in Wales.