PPIW Report Publication: Asymmetric School Weeks

Asymmetric School Weeks

Following a request from the previous Minister for Education and Skills, the PPIW brought together a group of stakeholders to examine the benefits and potential drawbacks associated with adopting asymmetric school weeks. An asymmetric school week includes a combination of longer and shorter days with coordinated pupil free time. The …

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PPIW Focus Weeks

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Brexit will dominate political debates for the foreseeable future.  However there are some fundamental policy challenges in Wales that aren’t going away whatever the outcome of the UK negotiations with the EU. How to secure economic growth and high quality jobs? How to satisfy increasing demand for health and social …

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PPIW at the WISERD Annual Conference 2016

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On Thursday 14th July the PPIW team (Steve, Dan and Lauren) attended the Seventh WISERD Annual Conference. The conference took place at Swansea University’s Bay Campus on the 13th and 14th July, and brought together practitioners, policy makers and social scientists to discuss and debate themes such as health; social care; wellbeing; education; …

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PPIW Report Publication – Breaking the Cycle: What Works in Reducing Intergenerational Worklessness and Fragile Employment

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The PPIW worked with experts from the Institute for Employment Research at University of Warwick to review the effectiveness of policies to tackle intergenerational worklessness and fragile employment. Its research suggests that intergenerational worklessness (defined as households in which three generations have not been employed) is unlikely to be widespread …

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