Social mobility, ethnicity and immigration

Drawing on a decade of work on ethnicity and social mobility, this paper, presented as a plenary at the European Sociological Association 2015 conference in Prague, argues that serious and systematic attention to social mobility across ethnic groups has the potential to illuminate not only migration processes and immigrant outcomes, but also to shed light … More Social mobility, ethnicity and immigration

Social Advantage and Disadvantage published by OUP

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

Ethnicity, immigration, social mobility: it’s complicated!

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!

Migration and social mobility

Migration and social mobility: The life chances of Britain’s minority ethnic communities – traces patterns of intergenerational social mobility for children from different ethnic groups growing up in England and Wales. Drawing on data from the ONS Longitudinal Survey, this report focuses on children born between the late 1950s and mid 1970s.Measures of their progress and class … More Migration and social mobility

Post-migration social mobility of minority ethnic groups

New destinations? Assessing the post-migration social mobility of minority ethnic groups in England and Wales considers the roles of migration and group-specific ethnic penalties in minority groups’ life chances. The article first explores the relationship of class origins to parental educational and economic assets for three groups of migrant parentage and a comparison white non-migrant group. It … More Post-migration social mobility of minority ethnic groups

Intergenerational social mobility of minority ethnic groups

The intergenerational social mobility of minority ethnic groups uses data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Longitudinal Study to describe the different patterns of class mobility experienced by a single cohort of children aged 8-15 in 1971 from each of three ethnic groups: white non-migrants, Indians and Caribbeans. Access the abstract and details of the article from the … More Intergenerational social mobility of minority ethnic groups

Mobility and missing data

Mobility and missing data: what difference does non-response make to observed patterns of intergenerational class mobility by ethnic group? is an ISER Working Paper. The paper highlights the issue of missing data in studying social mobility, outlines its potential implications, and offers some preliminary analysis of the impact of missing data on our understanding of intergenerational … More Mobility and missing data