Employment outcomes of ethnic minority graduates


Several studies have shown that people belonging to ethnic minorities and born in the UK are more likely to gain higher qualifications than white British people. Although high levels of qualifications are often seen as a way to reduce ethnic inequalities, ethnic minorities are still more likely than white British people to be out of work and to receive comparatively lower wages.

Project aims

This study uses the Destination of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE) to analyse how university choice, family background and social capital in the neighbourhood contribute to the poorer labour market outcomes of UK-born ethnic minority graduates compared to their white British peers.

Team members

Dr Simonetta Longhi, Department of Economics, University of Reading

Mr Wouter Zwysen, Senior Research Officer, Department of Sociology, University of Essex