The ethnic concentration of a neighbourhood has varying effects on employment prospects for men and women across different ethnicities There are longstanding debates about whether neighbourhood segregation of ethnic minorities promotes minorities’ economic success or whether it constrain opportunities. Carolina Zuccotti and Lucinda Platt show that growing up in a neighbourhood with a higher proportion … More Ethnic group neighbourhood concentration and employment
This paper investigates women’s labour force participation in the UK among women from different ethnic groups. The paper studies variation in entries into the labour market and exits from the labour market. This is unlike much analysis that focuses on the rates at a single point in time. It explores whether there is variation in … More Women’s labour market entries and exits
This volume, edited by Hartley Dean and myself, investigates the patterns, drivers and consequences of wealth and privilege as well as those of marginalisation and deprivation. The book has brought together an exciting range of scholars from different disciplines to shed light on different aspects of social advantage and disadvantage and their implications. The 17 … More Social Advantage and Disadvantage published by OUP
Patterns of Minority and Majority Identification in a Multicultural Society explores dual and individual ethnic and national identies among the UK’s minority and majority populations. Using the acculturation framework popularised by Berry it explores the strenght of minority groups’ ethnic and British identities and how they covary. It also capitalises on the fact that the … More Dual ethnic and national identities
If you are interested in carrying out ethnicity research using Understanding Society (UK Household Longitudinal Study), please download the Ethnicity Research User Guide, which provides an introduction to carrying out ethnicity related research making use of this rich and unprecedented data set. A range of other information and resources are available on the Understanding Society website ethnicity pages … More Understanding Society: Ethnicity research user guide
The changing distribution of individual incomes in the UK before and after the recession is a working paper that uses data from the Family Resources Survey to investigate who gained and who lost in terms of their individual income between 2005-8 and 2009-12. We look at average incomes and across the distribution by age, ethnicity, social … More Income, inequality and recession
There is a wealth of research that considers the labour market outcomes of ethnic minorities and immigrants in the UK, often with a focus on pay gaps as well as unemployment and labour market participation. Despite the amount we now know about migrants’ and minorities’ labour market position and occupational status, there remain gaps not … More Ethnicity, immigration, social mobility: it’s complicated!