Research in Wales

Here you can find out how we are building a strong evidence base that enables the Commission to speak authoritatively on policy issues and with clarity on what needs to change.

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Research news in Wales


Think you know Wales? Think again...

A landmark report released today by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in collaboration with the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) looks at the facts about economic inequality in Wales in a new and challenging way.


Facts about Wales conference
Setting a new agenda – using the evidence

Facts about Wales explored the findings of two landmark reports; How Fair is Wales? and Economic Inequality in Wales. Over the past generation we've seen huge steps in tackling discrimination and changing attitudes across Wales, yet our ambitions still exceed our achievements. The evidence set out in the reports will be vital in assisting all of us to assess whether policies are increasing or decreasing fairness.

Launch of an Anatomy of Economic Inequality in Wales

Thursday 12 May 2011
Cardiff University

The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission are delighted to invite you to the launch of a groundbreaking new report An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in Wales. This event will offer the opportunity to hear and discuss key findings from the report. It will be chaired by Professor Teresa Rees with presentations from Kate Bennett and authors of the report.


Not just another statistic
This research offers a never-before glimpse of what its like to live in Wales if you have a mental health condition, if you are a Gypsy traveller, a transgender person or an asylum seeker or refugee.


Unequal Wales- evidence and action: education

25 February 10 - The Depot Studio, Swansea

Building on from our research report equality issues in Wales this event will look at the evidence on inequality in employment. Through a combination of presentations and expert sessions we will ask what works to promote equality.

Equality and Human Rights Commission First Annual Lecture
Dr Paul Chaney delivered the Commissions first Annual Lecture on Wednesday 11th November 2009 at the Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University.

Towards Equality- the evidence base in Wales.
Equalities should be at the heart of public service delivery in Wales. This conference will explore how equalities evidence and research will ensure improvements in the services you provide and have a positive impact on the people in Wales.

Ongoing research


Check back here for updates of our ongoing research.

Useful links

Welsh Assembly Government Equality Statistics
Welsh Assembly Government Office of the Chief Social Research Officer
Bevan Foundation â” the social justice think tank for Wales

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2009