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2010 European Social Fund Leavers Survey

Funder: Welsh European Funding Office, Welsh Government

Funding: £224,000

Start Date: March 2011

End Date: November 2011

Research Team

Rhys Davies, WISERD Cardiff
Gerry Makepeace, Cardiff University
Max Munday, Welsh Economy Research Unit (WERC), Cardiff University
Gareth Williams, Old Bell 3 Ltd
Mark Winterbotham, IFF Research Ltd

Overview

Commencing in 2009, a consortium led by WISERD undertook the 2009 ESF Leavers Survey.  Other members of the consortium included Professor Max Munday of the Welsh Economy Research Unit (also of Cardiff University), Mark Winterbotham and colleagues at IFF Research Ltd and Gareth Williams of Old Bell 3 Ltd.  The aim of the 2009 ESF Leavers’ Survey was to understand the characteristics and outcomes of those participating in ESF projects.  To achieve this, two surveys were conducted with participants.  The first telephone survey was conducted during February and March 2010 among a group of people who were identified as having left an ESF project during 2009.  Under the Invitation to Tender for the contract for the 2009 ESF Leavers Survey (C 64/2009/10), the Welsh European Funding Office retained the option to extend the contract

Having reflected upon the findings from the 2009 survey and recommendations made by the project team, WEFO have decided that the 2010 survey should consist of a single wave of data collection among a group of respondents who have been identified as having left an ESF funded course during 2010.  The survey instrument for 2010 will remain largely unchanged compared to that used for the 2009 study.  The 2009 Report recommended using the Labour Force Survey (or similar) to provide control groups for future surveys. The analytical programme for 2010 therefore now includes a component dedicated to exploring the potential of statistical matching for the evaluation of ESF. Professor Gerry Makepeace, a labour economist based at Cardiff University has joined the project team in order to provide expertise in this field.

Deliverables

The research culminated in a research report produced on behalf of the Welsh Government, presentations of research findings to policy makers and stakeholders and papers to be submitted to academic journals.  The research report produced for the 2009 Survey can be accessed here.

The final report can be accessed via the WEFO website here.

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