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Synthesis Report: Evidence of the Relationship between English and Economic Gain in Bangladesh

Erling, Elizabeth and Power, Tom (2014). Synthesis Report: Evidence of the Relationship between English and Economic Gain in Bangladesh. English in Action, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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This report presents an overview of research evidence that has been collected through various channels in the EIA programme regarding the relationship between English language skills and economic gain in Bangladesh. It provides an overview of three research projects:

1) The EIA Employer Survey, a telephone survey of formal employers, across a range of sectors, focused upon employers’ perceptions of the need for English competence in their workplace, and the extent to which current employees or job applicants meet that need.

2) The Euromonitor study of job advertisements, and interviews with employment agencies, focused upon the proportion of advertised positions stating English competence as a requirement, and the salary premium for such vacancies.

3) BBC Media Action research, focused upon the relationship between tested and self-assessed English competence and economic status.

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2014 English in Action
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
English in ActionE-13-025-TPDepartment for International Development
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 41507
Depositing User: Sonia Burton
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2014 10:34
Last Modified: 26 May 2017 12:14
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