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Parallel lives? Poverty among ethnic minority groups in Britain

Platt, Lucinda (2002) Parallel lives? Poverty among ethnic minority groups in Britain. Poverty publication. (107). Child Poverty Action Group, London, UK. ISBN 9781901698497

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Abstract

In Britain today the chances of being poor vary enormously according to your ethnic group. "Parallel Lives? Poverty among ethnic minority groups in Britain" explores the extent to which particular minority groups lead a parallel existence to that of the population as a whole, through greater rates of poverty and deprivation. It identifies the ways in which past discrimination and disadvantage has affected the current welfare of minority groups. It evaluates the extent to which current structures and policies perpetuate or mitigate deprivation. And it reflects on the prospects for the future: for today’s children and for future generations. It also considers the attempts that have been made to tackle ethnic minority disadvantage and the proposals that have been put forward. A decade after CPAG first published "Poverty in Black and White," "Parallel Lives?" draws on the increased wealth of data and research now available to provide an essential resource on the facts and figures on ethnic minority poverty. It makes comparisons both with the majority, ‘white’ population and within the ethnic minority population as a whole. "Parallel Lives?" is essential reading for academics, researchers, students, policymakers, campaign groups and anyone interested in ethnic minority issues.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.cpag.org.uk/
Additional Information: © 2002 Child Poverty Action Group
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I31 - General Welfare; Basic Needs; Living Standards; Quality of Life; Happiness
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I32 - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2014 09:46
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2019 00:00
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/55440

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