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IER team visited India for project launch workshop

IEr team in IndiaIn late April/early May Clare Lyonette, Gaby Atfield and Sudipa Sarkar visited India for the first of a series of workshops as part of the ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund project 'Inequalities and skills acquisition in young people: Identification of factors affecting successful outcomes in the DDU-GKY Indian skills programme for unemployed young people’. The IER team was joined by Bhaskar Chakravorty, an IER PhD student and research assistant, and Himadri Sinha, co-investigator on the project, based at Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS). During the first workshop visit, the IER team delivered workshops to Master's students at XISS on quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as engaged with key local stakeholders.

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Futuretrack logoFuturetrack Stage 5 survey is live

An online survey catching up with UK graduates almost ten years after their graduation to gather data on their working lives has just launched. The survey is a key part of the fieldwork for the fifth wave of the Futuretrack longitudinal study into the careers of UK graduates.

The unique Futuretrack study is run by the IER and funded by the Nuffield Foundation. Futuretrack follows a large sample of students who applied to university in 2005/2006 and aims to gather detailed insights into the kinds of jobs graduates are doing in the longer-term, how they got them, and whether higher education has contributed to social mobility.



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IER can provide customised labour market research training to suit the needs of public, private and voluntary sector organisations.

This training develops knowledge of key policy debates and methodologies, and core research skills related to labour market research. It is delivered by members of our multi-disciplinary team of internationally recognised researchers. Further information, including areas of training and contact details, is available here.

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Report on Welsh budgetary trade-offs

Daria Luchinskaya has led on a new report examining Welsh budgetary trade-offs looking forward to 2021-22. The report was launched at the Senedd on 21st September 2017, and is currently being presented to the Welsh Local Government Association and to the Finance Committee of the National Assembly for Wales.

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