Poverty among ethnic groups - how and why does it differ?

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Kenway, P.; Palmer, G.; New Policy Institute

This paper discusses how the rates of income poverty differ between different ethnic groups and provides an analysis for the reasons for some of these differences. The paper has three sections: þ A presentation of the latest income poverty rates for different ethnic groups in the UK, how these rates have changed over the last decade, and how they differ by age structure, family type, family work status and geography. þ An overview of key facts about the size, location, concentration and work rates of the major ethnic groups in the UK as per the 2001 Census þ An analysis of how far the differences in income poverty rates can be accounted for by differences in the population mix between ethnic groups by age structure, family type and work status.

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