Ethnic Identity and Inequalities in Britain

The Dynamics of Diversity

Edited by Stephen Jivraj and Ludi Simpson

Ethnic Identity and Inequalities in Britain

Edited by Stephen Jivraj and Ludi Simpson

Distributed for Bristol University Press

250 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781447321811 Published August 2015 For sale in North and South America only
As the issues of inequality and ethnic identity become ever more prominent in politics and media, this book is well timed to play a useful role: offering in-depth analysis of the intersection of the two issues by experts in the field. Drawn from the last three UK population censuses, it not only offers a comprehensive overview of the topic, but also clarifies key concepts. Contributors highlight persistent inequalities in access to housing, employment, education, and good health faced by some ethnic groups, and the resulting book will be a crucial resource for policy makers and researchers alike.
Contents
Introduction: The dynamics of diversity ~ Stephen Jivraj and Ludi Simpson
Section 1: Ethnic diversity and identity
How has ethnic diversity grown? ~ Stephen Jivraj and Ludi Simpson
Why has ethnic diversity grown? ~ Ludi Simpson and Stephen Jivraj
Does Britain have plural cities? ~ Ludi Simpson
Who feels British? ~ Stephen Jivraj and Bridget Byrne
Do people change their ethnicity over time? ~ Ludi Simpson, James Warren and Stephen Jivraj
In what ways is Scotland’s ethnic diversity distinctive? ~ Andrew Smith and Ludi Simpson
Section 2: Ethnic inequalities
Has neighbourhood ethnic residential segregation decreased? ~ Gemma Catney
Which ethnic groups have the poorest health? ~ Laia Bécares
Which ethnic groups are hardest hit by the housing crisis? ~ Nissa Finney and Bethan Harries
Have ethnic inequalities in the labour market persisted? ~ Dharmi Kapadia, James Nazroo and Ken Clark
Is there an ethnic group educational gap? ~ Kitty Lymperopoulou and Meenakshi Parameshwaran
How likely are ethnic minorities to live in deprived neighbourhoods? ~ Stephen Jivraj and Omar Khan
Conclusions
Policy implications ~ Ludi Simpson and Stephen JivrajIntroduction: The dynamics of diversity ~ Stephen Jivraj and Ludi Simpson
Review Quotes
Danny Dorling, author of “Injustice,” University of Oxford, UK
“Carefully written, beautifully illustrated, accurately analysed, expertly argued—what more could you ask for?”
Philip Rees, University of Leeds, UK
“Essential reading for the citizen who wishes to be informed about the ethnic transformation that British society is experiencing.”
Michael Keith, director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society
“This collection makes a timely and scholarly intervention in debates on ethnic identities and inequality in Britain. Through scholarship and sober reason it provides a vital counterweight to the presuppositions, priors and prejudices too common in the public debate. An invaluable contribution.”
Claire Alexander, University of Manchester, UK
“Fifty years on from the first Race Relations Act, this important and timely book traces the continuities and changes in ethnicity in Britain.”
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