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Journal Article

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

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Publication date

Apr 2013

Summary

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.

Published in

Oxford Economic Papers

Volume and page numbers

65 , 471 -493

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oep/gps025

ISSN

16

Subjects

Religion, Wages And Earnings, and Ethnic Groups

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1607753~S5

Notes

Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to Univ. Essex registered users*

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