Ethnicity and inequality: British children’s experience of means-tested benefits explores ethnic group differences in the severity of child poverty in Britain. Using administrative data it looks at benefit receipt of families with children over a period of a year and a half.
Building on existing work on ‘welfare dynamics’, but taking the child as the unit of analysis it explores both mobility in benefit receipt and severity of poverty among children supported by benefits.
The article investigates differences in benefit mobility and in severity of poverty by ethnic group, and demonstrates that differences in family patterns can result in extreme cumulative disadvantage for British children of Bangladeshi and Pakistani ethnicity.
- Access the abstract and details of the article on the Journal of Comparative Family Studies website