Unequal Chances: Ethnic Minorities in Western Labour Markets

Hardcover | November 5, 2007

EditorAnthony F Heath, Sin Yi Cheung

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This is the first major 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 magnitudeof these penalties varies quite substantially between countries, with major implications for social policy.This most authoritative account of minority groups in different countries provides important information for policy makers considering their own responses to ethnic minority disadvantage.

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This is the first major 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...

Anthony Heath is Professor of Sociology, University of Oxford and Fellow of the British Academy. Sin Yi Cheung is a Principal Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Oxford Brookes University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:600 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.85 inPublished:November 5, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0197263860

ISBN - 13:9780197263860

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Anthony F Heath and Sin-Yi Cheung: The Comparative Study of Ethnic Minority DisadvantageChristine Inglis and Suzanne Model: Diversity and Mobility in AustraliaIrena Kogan: Continuing Ethnic Segmentation in AustriaKaren Phalet: Down and Out: The Children of Migrant Workers in the Belgian Labour MarketSoojin Yu and Anthony Heath: Inclusion for all but Aboriginals in CanadaRoxane Silberman and Irene Fournier: Is French Society Truly Assimilative? Immigrant parents and offspring on the French Labour MarketFrank Kalter and Nadia Granato: Educational Hurdles on the way to Structural Assimilation in GermanyYossi Shavit, Noah Lewin-Epstein and Irit Adler: Instant Absorption of Immigrants and Persistent Exclusion of Arab Citizens in IsraelPaul Tesser and Jaap Dronkers: Equal Opportunities or Social Closure in the Netherlands?Donald J Treiman: The Legacy of Apartheid: Racial Inequalities in the New South AfricaJan O Jonsson: The Farther they Come, the Harder they Fall? First and Second Generation Immigrants in the Swedish Labour MarketSin-Yi Cheung and Anthony Heath: Nice Work if You can Get it: Ethnic Penalties in Great BritainYaojun Li and Richard O'Leary: Progress in Reducing Catholic Disadvantage in Northern IrelandSuzanne Model and Gene A Fisher: The New Second Generation at the Turn of the New Century: Europeans and non-Europeans in the US labour marketAnthony F Heath: Crossnational Patterns and Processes of Ethnic Disadvantage