Explaining Ethnic Minority Disadvantage

Anthony F. Heath and Soojin Yu

in Understanding Social Change

Published by British Academy

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780197263143
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734939 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Centenary Monographs

Explaining Ethnic Minority Disadvantage

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This chapter offers a variety of explanations as to why ethnic minorities in Britain suffered ‘ethnic penalties’ or serious disadvantages in the labour market. These explanations focused on the lack of human capital on the part of the migrant workers and the prejudice and discrimination they experienced at the hands of the British society.

Keywords: ethnic minorities; ethnic penalties; labour market; human capital; migrant workers; prejudice; discrimination

Chapter.  13476 words. 

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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