Struggling onto the Ladder, Climbing the Rungs: Employment and Class Position of Minority Ethnic Groups in Britain

  • Yaojun LiEmail author
  • Anthony Heath
Part of the Understanding Population Trends and Processes book series (UPTA, volume 2)


This chapter addresses issues of discrimination in the labour market by using pooled data from the General Household Survey (GHS) and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to conduct a systematic study from 1972 to 2005 to see how far equal opportunity has been achieved in British society. The authors consider the labour market position of ethnic minorities in general, but look in particular at access to the professional and managerial salariat position by first and second generation members of ethnic populations and by the two gender groups over the course of the last three decades.


Labour Market Human Capital Managerial Salariat Assess Life Cycle Minority Ethnic Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Social ChangeManchester UniversityManchesterUK
  2. 2.Department of SociologyOxford UniversityOxfordUK

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