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Ethnicity and Second Generation Immigrants in Britain

  • Christian Dustmann

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    (University College London & Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM))

  • Tommaso Frattini

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    (University of Milan, CReAM, LdA and IZA)

  • Nikolaos Theodoropoulos

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    (University of Cyprus and CReAM)

This paper reviews the labour market performance and educational attainment of ethnic minorities and second generation immigrants in the UK over the last three decades. We first describe the size and composition of the minority population and its regional distribution over time, and investigate their labour market performance relative to the white native population. We then present an intergenerational comparison of education, employment, and wages of different ethnic minority groups born in Britain to their parents' generation, and to equivalent groups of white native born individuals. We conclude with a summary of recent research on the school performance of children from ethnic minorities relative to their white peers.

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Paper provided by Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London in its series CReAM Discussion Paper Series with number 1004.

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Date of creation: Mar 2010
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Handle: RePEc:crm:wpaper:1004
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  1. Manacorda, Marco & Manning, Alan & Wadsworth, Jonathan, 2006. "The Impact of Immigration on the Structure of Male Wages: Theory and Evidence from Britain," IZA Discussion Papers 2352, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Algan, Yann & Dustmann, Christian & Glitz, Albrecht & Manning, Alan, 2009. "The Economic Situation of First- and Second-Generation Immigrants in France, Germany, and the UK," IZA Discussion Papers 4514, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Christian Dustmann & Nikolaos Theodoropoulos, 2008. "Ethnic minority immigrants and their children in Britain," University of Cyprus Working Papers in Economics 7-2008, University of Cyprus Department of Economics.
  4. Blackaby, D.H. & Leslie, D.G. & Murphy, P.D. & O'Leary, N.C., 2005. "Born in Britain: How are native ethnic minorities faring in the British labour market?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 88(3), pages 370-375, September.
  5. Christian Dustmann & Stephen Machin & Uta Schoenberg, 2008. "Educational Achievement and Ethnicity in Compulsory Schooling," CReAM Discussion Paper Series 0812, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London.
  6. Christian Dustmann & Stephen Machin & Uta Schönberg, 2010. "Ethnicity and Educational Achievement in Compulsory Schooling," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 120(546), pages F272-F297, 08.
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