Why ethnicity matters for local authority action on poverty

Anna Nicholl and Roshi Naidoo

This Viewpoint draws together research from JRF’s Poverty & Ethnicity research programme, highlighting the implications for local authorities in the UK.

With racism on the rise and poverty higher among all ethnic minority groups than White British people, this publication outlines the key points that should be addressed, and looking at the difference local authorities could make to ethnic minority progression through employment.

The research draws on research covering:

  • Employer behaviour and workplace culture;
  • Places and local labour markets;
  • Caring and earning; and
  • Social networks.


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