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Unequal Chances: Ethnic Minorities in Western Labour Markets

Anthony F Heath and Sin Yi Cheung

Abstract

This is a cross-national study of ethnic-minority disadvantage in the labour market. It focuses on the experiences of the second generation, that is, of the children of immigrants, in a range of affluent western countries (Western Europe, North America, Australia, Israel). Standard analyses, using the most authoritative available datasets for each country, enable the reader to make precise comparisons. The study reveals that most groups of non-European ancestry continue to experience substantial ethnic penalties in the second (and later) generations. But the magnitude of these penalties varies ... More

Keywords: ethnic-minority disadvantage, labour market, immigrants, Western Europe, North America, Australia, Israel, ethnic penalties, social policy, minority groups

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780197263860
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263860.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony F Heath, editor
Professor of Sociology, University of Oxford; Fellow of the British Academy

Sin Yi Cheung, editor
Principal Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Oxford Brookes University

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2 Diversity and Mobility in Australia

CHRISTINE INGLIS, and SUZANNE MODEL

5 Inclusion for all but Aboriginals in Canada

SOOJIN YU, and ANTHONY HEATH