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Podcast - Tanya Wilson


Tanya joined the Adam Smith Business School in August 2018. Previously she was an Early Career Fellow at the University of Stirling working on the Healthy Ageing in Scotland (HAGIS) project.

Tanya was awarded her PhD in 2015 from Royal Holloway University of London.

Tanya’s main research area is Family Economics, where she has investigated topics such as the impact of local labour market conditions on the incidence of domestic violence and the influence of education on the propensity for early motherhood, juvenile crime and marital sorting. Tanya is a member of the School's Applied Economics research cluster.

Areas of expertise:

  • Family Economics

  • Labour Economics

  • Applied Economics

Who is the resource aimed at?

Students who want some answers to questions such as "why are all my clothes made in Asia?" and "how do I get a pay rise?" - this is for you.

How can the resource be used?

Listen at your leisure on the bus, while you tidy your room or while you work. Teachers - you might even want to play this to students a bit at a time, before gently (read: enthusiastically) encouraging your students to have a read.

How does the resource link to the curriculum?

The podcast episode with Tanya, as an expert in Family Economics, Labour Economics, and Applied Economics links to the A-levels curriculum in Economics, particularly in the areas of microeconomics, labour markets, and family economics. Understanding these topics is important for students who are interested in pursuing further studies in economics or pursuing a career in economics or related fields.

How long will the activity take?

The entire episode lasts 38 minutes, but feel free to dip in and out!

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