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Explaining ethnic differencesChanging patterns of disadvantage in Britain$
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David Mason

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344670

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344670.001.0001

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(p.1) One Introduction
Explaining ethnic differences

Mason David

Policy Press

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 of key areas of social life and describes the demographic characteristics of people from minority ethnic groups. The discussion in each chapter is framed by analyses of continuity and change, with particular emphasis on the persistence of ethnic penalties and evidence of continued discrimination, even in the face of upward mobility.

Keywords:   ethnic differences, ethnic disadvantage, Great Britain, social life, minority ethnic group, ethnic penalties, discrimination, upward mobility

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