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Unequal ChancesEthnic Minorities in Western Labour Markets$
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Anthony F Heath and Sin Yi Cheung

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263860

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263860.001.0001

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The Comparative Study of Ethnic Minority Disadvantage

The Comparative Study of Ethnic Minority Disadvantage

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(p.1) 1 The Comparative Study of Ethnic Minority Disadvantage
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Unequal Chances
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ANTHONY HEATH

SIN YI CHEUNG

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263860.003.0001

Ethnic minority disadvantage in the labour market has been a matter of growing concern in many developed countries in recent years. Discrimination on the basis of ascriptive factors, such as social origins or ethnicity, is generally regarded to be a source of economic inefficiency and waste. More importantly, it is a source of social injustice and social exclusion. This book explores ethnic inequalities in the labour market, particularly with respect to access to jobs. It examines whether ethnic minorities compete on equal terms in the labour market with equally qualified members of the charter populations and focuses on the experiences of the ‘second generation’, that is, the children of migrants who have themselves grown up and been educated in the countries of destination. In addition to the classic immigration countries of Australia, Canada, Israel, and the United States, the book also covers the major new immigration countries of Western Europe, such as Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, and Sweden, as well as South Africa.

Keywords:   United States, South Africa, ethnicity, ethnic minorities, ethnic minority disadvantage, labour market, second generation, migrants, developed countries, ethnic inequalities

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