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Crossnational Patterns and Processes of Ethnic Disadvantage

ANTHONY HEATH

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/9780197263860.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The experience of the second generation of migrants gives a clearer idea of whether liberal developed countries of Europe and North America provide equal opportunities to all their citizens, ... More


Down and Out: The Children of Migrant Workers in the Belgian Labour Market

KAREN PHALET

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/9780197263860.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Belgium has three major ethnic minorities – Italians, Moroccans, and Turks – originating from guest workers who arrived in the post-war period. These groups continue to experience significant ethnic ... More


Explaining Ethnic Minority Disadvantage

Anthony F. Heath and Soojin Yu

in Understanding Social Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263143
eISBN:
9780191734939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263143.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter offers a variety of explanations as to why ethnic minorities in Britain suffered ‘ethnic penalties’ or serious disadvantages in the labour market. These explanations focused on the lack ... More


Nice Work if You can Get it: Ethnic Penalties in Great Britain

SIN YI CHEUNG and ANTHONY HEATH

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/9780197263860.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Britain has long been home to migrants from Ireland (which until 1921 had been part of the United Kingdom). More recently, it has seen major inflows from a number of less-developed countries such as ... More


Unequal Chances: Ethnic Minorities in Western Labour Markets

Anthony F Heath and Sin Yi Cheung (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263860
eISBN:
9780191734953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263860.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

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 ... More


Is French Society Truly Assimilative? Immigrant Parents and Offspring on the French Labour Market

ROXANE SILBERMAN and IRENE FOURNIER

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/9780197263860.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

France is unusual among Western European countries in having experienced net immigration for much of the twentieth century. Migrants have come from three main sources: firstly, from other European ... More


Diversity and Mobility in Australia

CHRISTINE INGLIS and SUZANNE MODEL

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/9780197263860.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The story of ethnic relations in Australia has been very much a story of two groups: the Indigenes and the migrants. One of the major themes evident in this analysis of the Australian ancestry data ... More


Continuing Ethnic Segmentation in Austria

IRENA KOGAN

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/9780197263860.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Austria has fairly complex patterns of post-World War II immigration. In addition to classic labour migrants from Turkey and the former Yugoslavia, there have been considerable inflows of refugees ... More


Educational Hurdles on the Way to Structural Assimilation in Germany

KALTER FRANK and NADIA GRANATO

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/9780197263860.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

There are five major groups of classic ‘labour migrants’ in Germany: Greeks, Italians, (ex-)Yugoslavs, Turks, and Iberians, with the Turks being the largest single group. Today, there are significant ... More


The Legacy of Apartheid: Racial Inequalities in the New South Africa

DONALD J. TREIMAN

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/9780197263860.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In South Africa, 350 years of apartheid practice and fifty years of concerted apartheid policy have created racial inequalities in socio-economic position larger than in any other nation in the ... More


Ethnic Penalties and Premia at the End of Lower Secondary Education

Anthony Heath and Catherine Rothon

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/9780197265741.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter investigates the grades and test scores of second-generation minorities at the end of compulsory schooling (around age fifteen). We document the differences in overall achievement both ... 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


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 Employment of Second Generations in France: The Republican Model and the November 2005 Riots

Roxane Silberman

in The Next Generation: Immigrant Youth in a Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814707425
eISBN:
9780814705384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814707425.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter shows how members of the second generation may suffer discrimination. It examines the ethnic penalties and difficulties encountered by the second generation in the French labor market. ... More


Academic and Vocational Tracking in Upper Secondary Education

Laurence Lessard-Phillips, 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/9780197265741.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter focuses on students who continue in full-time education after compulsory schooling and asks whether minority students are disproportionately channelled into lower-status vocational ... More


Introduction

Mason David

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/9781861344670.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about ethnic differences and disadvantage in Great Britain. The book considers the patterning of ethnic disadvantage in a number ... More


Better understandings of ethnic variations: ethnicity, poverty and social exclusion

Saffron Karlsen and Christina Pantazis

in Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Vol 1: The Nature and Extent of the Problem

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332152
eISBN:
9781447332398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332152.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Previous assessments of poverty and social exclusion in the UK show variations in the social position of people with different ethnic backgrounds. While many minority groups experience significant ... More


Satisfaction or Disaffection from British Democracy?

Anthony F. Heath, Stephen D. Fisher, Gemma Rosenblatt, David Sanders, and Maria Sobolewska

in The Political Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199656639
eISBN:
9780191765247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656639.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter reviews how minorities feel about British democracy and how much they trust British political institutions. As in Chapter 3, the central finding is of convergence across the generations ... More


‘Race’ and Ethnicity

Coretta Phillips and Lucinda Platt

in Social Advantage and Disadvantage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198737070
eISBN:
9780191800597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737070.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

While the process of conceptualizing, defining, and measuring race and ethnicity as key elements of human identities is complex, both have long been regarded as markers of social advantage and ... More


The Children of Low-Status Immigrants and Youth Unemployment in the United States and Western Europe

Richard Alba and Nancy Foner

in Youth, Jobs, and the Future: Problems and Prospects

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190685898
eISBN:
9780190685935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685898.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines the challenges faced by the children of low-status immigrants in education and the labor market. While youth in general face more challenges in the early twenty-first-century ... More


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