Repeating Islands

The Guardian quotes a study published in Work, Employment and Society that says that the gap between the hourly pay of white people and those from all ethnic minorities more than doubled in the 15 years to 2008. Researchers say that, in the 4 years before the recession, black Caribbeans earned £8.40 an hour compared with £8.10 for their white peers, according to new research.Malcolm Brynin, reader at the Institute for Social and Economic Research believes this is really about the success of black women in the public sector, for example, in nursing positions.

Researchers from the University of Essex say that although the gap between the hourly pay of white people and those from ethnic minorities as a whole more than doubled in the 15 years to 2008, there were marked differences between groups. In an article published in the latest edition of the journal Work, Employment and…

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