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Ethnic Differences in the Labour Market


Ethnic Differences in the Labour Market. Why do ethnic minorities earn less, become unemployed more and have less chance of reaching professional and managerial jobs? Discrimination, social class, poorer skills and educational qualifications all play a role. Ethnic Differences in the Labour Market: the role of education and social class origins disentangles fact from fiction. A companion piece, Ethnic Differences in the Labour Market: a comparison of the SARs and LFS, concludes that analysis based on the Labour Force Survey provides clear evidence that second generation immigrants to the UK have had educational experiences much more like British born white people than had been the case with the first generation. This points to racial discrimination as one of the main causes of labour market disadvantage. By Anthony Heath, Dorren McMahon and Jane Roberts.


By Centre for Research into Elections and Social Trends. , UK.

Employment Policy Resource.