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Mixed prospects for bilingual pupils

Mixed prospects for bilingual pupils | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Primary school children from English speaking homes who attend Welsh only schools are less likely to be top performers in maths, science and English than English-medium pupils

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The article cites Dr Mirain Rhys from the ESRC-funded Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD).

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Why Wales will make its own mind up on independence

Why Wales will make its own mind up on independence | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

With the Scottish referendum just weeks away, all eyes are on Scotland. But what would a "Yes" or "No" vote mean for Wales, and how much appetite is there for Wales to get more powers too?

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Article cites findings from the ESRC funded Future of England Survey 2014 (FoES),

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Wales research body receives £7m grant to launch voluntary sector centre

Wales research body receives £7m grant to launch voluntary sector centre | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Ian Rees Jones, director of Wiserd, says the centre will study of the changing nature of civil society in the context of devolved governments and social and economic changeThe Economic and Social Research Council has awarded a £7m grant to carry out research on the voluntary sector to the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods.
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Article mentions new ESRC funding for WISERD.

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Why has the Wales NHS row erupted?

Why has the Wales NHS row erupted? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In the wake of the row over the NHS in Wales over the past week, BBC Wales political editor Nick Servini explains what it is all about.

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The article cites data from the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Cardiff University research informs Wales’ decision to ban smoking in cars carrying children

Cardiff University research informs Wales’ decision to ban smoking in cars carrying children | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Despite the growing unacceptability of smoking in front of children, 9% of 10 and 11 year olds surveyed in 2014 said smoking was permitted in the family vehicle, compared to 18% in 2008.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC funded Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer)

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Polish now biggest migrant group in Wales, says study

Polish now biggest migrant group in Wales, says study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A MAJOR analysis of the migrant population of Wales has been released today by Oxford University’s Migration Observatory.


It showed that Wales's foreign-born population increased by 82% in the last decade proportionally more than the increases in England (61%) and Northern Ireland (72%), but less than Scotland (93%).

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The Migration Observatory is based at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford. COMPAS research is core funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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