Racism in the workplace: new survey shows only slow progress

The extent to which the job prospects of black and ethnic minority workers lag behind those of the white majority has been measured by a major study.

Researchers found that although the employment prospects of some BAME people had improved since the 1970s, they still were stifled compared with those of white people.

A team from the University of Bristol, the University of Manchester and the National Centre for Social Research analysed national census data from 1971 and 2011, covering more than 70,000 people in England and Wales.

Eight ethnic groups were examined in the study: white British, Irish, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, black Caribbean, black African and Chinese.

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