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Understanding Social Change

Anthony F. Heath, John Ermisch, and Duncan Gallie (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263143
eISBN:
9780191734939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263143.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

These chapters not only describe the major changes in British society in recent years, but seek to understand and explain what is happening in British society. One of the themes running through this ... More


The Comparative Study of Ethnic Minority Disadvantage

ANTHONY HEATH and SIN YI CHEUNG

in Unequal Chances: Ethnic Minorities in Western Labour Markets

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263860
eISBN:
9780191734953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263860.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

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 ... More


Unequal Attainments: Ethnic educational inequalities in ten Western countries

Anthony Heath and Yaël Brinbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265741
eISBN:
9780191771934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265741.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Western countries have become increasingly diverse in recent decades and these demographic trends are certain to continue. The resulting ethnic diversity is a major challenge to policy-makers, who ... More


The Comparative Study of Ethnic Inequalities in Educational Careers

Anthony Heath and Yaël Brinbaum

in Unequal Attainments: Ethnic educational inequalities in ten Western countries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265741
eISBN:
9780191771934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265741.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter provides an introduction to the volume. It describes the scope of the work, namely the comparative analysis of ethnic educational inequalities in ten Western countries at different ... More


Origin and Destination Effects on the Educational Careers of Second-generation Minorities

Herman G. Van De Werfhorst, Erika Van Elsas, and Anthony Heath

in Unequal Attainments: Ethnic educational inequalities in ten Western countries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265741
eISBN:
9780191771934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265741.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

We examine whether context matters for the integration of second-generation children of migrants into Western educational systems. Using data on ten destination countries and on five distinct ... More


Ethnic Entrepreneurs, Ordinary People, and Group Grievance

Giuliano Elise

in Constructing Grievance: Ethnic Nationalism in Russia's Republics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447457
eISBN:
9780801460722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447457.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This book examines the factors that drove people with ethnic identities to support nationalism in some cases but not in others. Drawing on variation in mass nationalist mobilization and regional ... More


Patterns of and explanations for ethnic inequalities in health

James Y. Nazroo

in Explaining ethnic differences: Changing patterns of disadvantage in Britain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344670
eISBN:
9781447302261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344670.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the patterning of ethnic inequalities in health in Great Britain. It discusses some of the assumptions that have underpinned much of the research and policy debate in relation ... More


Ethnic inequalities under New Labour: progress or entrenchment?

Coretta Phillips

in A more equal society?: New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345783
eISBN:
9781447301394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345783.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines ethnic inequalities under New Labour. When the party was elected to government in 1997, it inherited a legacy of ethnic inequalities in housing, education, employment, health, ... More


University Completion among the Children of Immigrants

Amy C. Lutz

in Unequal Attainments: Ethnic educational inequalities in ten Western countries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265741
eISBN:
9780191771934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265741.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines the success of the second generation in completing tertiary education in Belgium, Canada, England and Wales, France, the Netherlands and the USA (the only countries for which ... More


Explaining ethnic differences: Changing patterns of disadvantage in Britain

David Mason (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344670
eISBN:
9781447302261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344670.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book focuses on the changing terrain of ethnic disadvantage in Britain, drawing on up-to-date sources. It goes further than texts that merely describe ethnic inequalities to explore and explain ... More


Ethnic Entrepreneurs and the Construction of Group Grievance: Tuva, Mari El, and Komi Compared

Giuliano Elise

in Constructing Grievance: Ethnic Nationalism in Russia's Republics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447457
eISBN:
9780801460722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447457.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter examines how group grievances develop among people with ethnic minority identities. It begins by comparing all the issues in the founding documents of nationalist movements in seven ... More


Ethnic inequalities: another 10 years of the same?

Phillips Coretta

in Towards a more equal society?: Poverty, inequality and policy since 1997

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422026
eISBN:
9781447304036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422026.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines New Labour's strategies to reduce ethnic inequalities. It evaluates the impact of general policies and specifically targeted initiatives on longstanding inequalities between ... More


Constructing Grievance: Ethnic Nationalism in Russia's Republics

Elise Giuliano

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447457
eISBN:
9780801460722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447457.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

Demands for national independence among ethnic minorities around the world suggest the power of nationalism. Contemporary nationalist movements can quickly attract fervent followings, but they can ... More


Lessons from Russia: A Critical View of the Relationship between Ethnic Elite Claims and Mass Interests

Giuliano Elise

in Constructing Grievance: Ethnic Nationalism in Russia's Republics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447457
eISBN:
9780801460722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447457.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This concluding chapter summarizes the book's findings and explains how they challenge common notions regarding the power of ethnicity to influence political behavior. As can be seen in the ... More


Ethnic Differences in Completion of Upper Secondary Education

Yaël Brinbaum and Anthony Heath

in Unequal Attainments: Ethnic educational inequalities in ten Western countries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265741
eISBN:
9780191771934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265741.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In this chapter we explore the completion of upper secondary education. The central question here is whether the high rates of ethnic minority continuation into upper secondary education lead to a ... More


Ever-Expanding University?: Social and Ethnic Inequality in Education

Jan O. Jonsson

in University Adaptation in Difficult Economic Times

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199989393
eISBN:
9780190206383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989393.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

In many countries there have been massive changes toward support for the expansionist view, most recently during the 1990s and onwards, where politicians in England and Sweden have gone so far as to ... More


Race and Ethnicity in America

John Iceland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520286900
eISBN:
9780520961975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286900.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity in America examines patterns and trends in racial and ethnic inequality in the United States. Drawing upon information collected in surveys such as the decennial census and the ... More


Conversations about Race

John Iceland

in Race and Ethnicity in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520286900
eISBN:
9780520961975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286900.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter introduces themes covered in the book. It highlights patterns of racial and ethnic inequality, briefly introduces theories used to explain these patterns, and discusses the importance of ... More


From Race to Ethnicity: Interpreting Japanese American Experiences in Hawaii

Jonathan Y. Okamura

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839505
eISBN:
9780824868444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839505.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This book discusses both the historical and contemporary experiences of Hawaiʻ's Japanese Americans and interprets these experiences from racial and ethnic perspectives. The transition from race to ... More


Housing black and minority ethnic communities: diversity and constraint

Malcolm Harrison

in Explaining ethnic differences: Changing patterns of disadvantage in Britain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344670
eISBN:
9781447302261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344670.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the diverse housing experiences of minority ethnic groups in Great Britain. It highlights the significance of socioeconomic differentiation, and also shows how factors such as ... More


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