Poverty across ethnic groups through recession and austerity

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Paul Fisher and Alita Nandi

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The recent recession in the UK and the austerity
measures that followed may have had different
impacts on different ethnic groups. This report examines how the economic condition of different
ethnic groups has changed since the onset of the
‘Great Recession’ and the austerity measures that
followed (2009/10–2012/13).


Economics, Poverty and Ethnic Groups



Is used as basis for ISER written evidence in: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Women and Equalities Commission (2016) ‘Employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK. Second report of session 2016–17. Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report. Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 12 July 2016’. London: TSO.