Discrimination against ethnic minoritiesin Britain: whydid racial discrimination increasefrom 2010 to 2015?

International Journal of Economics and Management Studies
© 2015 by SSRG - IJEMS Journal
Volume 2 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : John Simister, HannahLouise Holmes
MLA Style:

John Simister, HannahLouise Holmes, "Discrimination against ethnic minoritiesin Britain: whydid racial discrimination increasefrom 2010 to 2015?" SSRG International Journal of Economics and Management Studies 2.3 (2015): 16-24.

  Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23939125/IJEMS-V2I2P104

APA Style:

John Simister, HannahLouise Holmes,(2015). Discrimination against ethnic minoritiesin Britain: whydid racial discrimination increasefrom 2010 to 2015?. SSRG International Journal of Economics and Management Studies 2(3), 16-24.



This paper investigates the extent to which ethnic minorities face discrimination in the British labour market. It uses data from ‘Labour Force Survey’ and ‘British Social Attitudes’ surveys, from 1983 to 2014. Several kinds of discrimination are assessed – including the chance of finding paid work, and wage-rates for employees. This paper considers how far Britain’s labour force is ‘meritocratic’ (i.e.unprejudiced).This paper considers the possibility suggested by Charteris-Black(2006) that Conservative governments may have increased racial prejudice; empirical evidence from 1979 to 1997, and from 2010 to 2015, are used to assess this question.


Britain, discrimination, labour market, racial prejudice


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