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Young Caribbean men and the labour market: A comparison with other ethnic groups

Richard Berthoud

22 November 1999

It has long been known that people from ethnic minorities suffer disadvantage in employment. However, recent findings have shown a gap opening between the experiences of different minority ethnic groups. This study focuses on one group with an exceptionally high risk of unemployment - young Caribbean men.

It compares their experiences with those of both young white men and those from other minority groups, using detailed analysis of a large sample drawn from the Labour Force Survey. Looking particularly at the effects of household and family circumstances and educational qualifications, it reveals substantial variation in the employment prospects of different groups.

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