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|Title:||Socio-Economic Position and Political Support of Black and Ethnic Minority Groups in the United Kingdom, 1972-2005|
|Depositor:||Li, Y., University of Manchester. Institute for Social Change|
Li, Y., University of Birmingham. Department of Sociology
Heath, A., University of Oxford. Department of Sociology
Economic and Social Research Council
|Other acknowledgements:||Jane Roberts, University of Oxford, helped with source data.|
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The aims of the project were to conduct a systematic research on the labour market position of the minority ethnic groups in the United Kingdom; to compare the inter- and intra-generational experience of the minority ethnic groups in the British labour market both amongst themselves and between these groups and the white British population; to assess the extent and the nature of 'ethnic penalty', particularly as experienced by 'second generation' minority ethnic citizens; and to provide evidence for the debate between human capital and social capital theories on ethnic disadvantages and for policy-making.
The project utilised data from the General Household Survey (GHS) and Labour Force Survey (LFS) series (held at the UK Data Archive under GNs 33090 and 33246 respectively). Key variables were standardised over time, using the GHS from 1972 and the LFS from 1983, and variables covering ethnicity, generation status, age, marital status, educational qualifications, employment status, class, earnings from the labour market, number of children in family unit, and hours of work were used. A set of 18 derived variables were produced, which are included in this dataset. For further details of methodology, see documentation.
For the second edition (June 2008), an updated version of the data file was deposited. The new file includes GHS 2005 data and two new variables covering source (LFS/GHS), and age respondent left full-time education. The documentation is unchanged.
The 18 derived variables in the dataset cover year, age, gender, marital status, economic status, social class, education, ethnic groups, periods of unemployment, children, working time, pay, length of time resident in the United Kingdom, data source (LFS/GHS) and age left full-time education.
|Dates of fieldwork:||September 1972 - December 2005|
Government Office Regions
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Respondents to the GHS between 1972-2005 and the LFS between 1983-2005.
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Uses data from the GHS and LFS repeated cross-sectional studies.
Multi-stage stratified random sample
|Number of units:||4,617,267 cases|
|Method of data collection:||
Compilation or synthesis of existing material
|Weighting:||No weighting used.|
The dataset was based on data from the GHS and LFS. See documentation for further details.
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||02 July 2007|
|Latest edition:||13 June 2008 (2nd Edition)|
|Copyright:||Copyright Y. Li and A. Heath. Original data from the General Household Survey and the Labour Force Survey remain Crown copyright. Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland|
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|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_5666_Information.htm||19|
By principal investigator(s):
Li, Y. and Heath, A. (2007) 'Ethnic minority men in the British labour market 1972-2005', International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy.
Li, Y. and Heath, A. (2007) 'Employment status of 1st and 2nd generation minority ethnic groups in Britain: a tale of 35 years', ESRC Britain Today, March, p.95.
Li, Y. and Heath, A. (2007) 'Minority ethnic groups in the British labour market 1972-2005: exploring patterns, trends and processes of minority ethnic disadvantages', UPTAP Bulletin, ESRC.
Heath, A. and Li, Y. (2007) Measuring the size of the employer contribution to the ethnic minority employment gap, consultation paper for NEP.
Li, Y. (2007) Assessing data needs and gaps for researching ethnic minority entrepreneurship, consultation paper for the ESRC/DTI/CRE/EMDA.
Resulting from secondary analysis: