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Explained and unexplained wage gaps across the main ethno-religious groups in Great Britain

Longhi, Simonetta and Nicoletti, Cheti and Platt, Lucinda (2013) 'Explained and unexplained wage gaps across the main ethno-religious groups in Great Britain.' Oxford Economic Papers, 65 (2). pp. 471-493. ISSN 0030-7653

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Abstract

We analyse the difference in average wages (the so called ‘wage gap’) of selected ethno-religious groups in Great Britain at the mean and over the wage distribution with the aim of explaining why such wage gaps differ across minority groups. We distinguish minorities not only by their ethno-religious background, but also by country (UK or abroad) in which people grew up and acquired their qualifications. We find that within all minority ethno-religious groups the second generation achieves higher wages than the first generation, but the amount that is explained by characteristics does not necessarily increase with generation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 10:13
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 11:14
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7088

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