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Racial Discrimination in the British Labour Market – Evidence and panel discussion


Racial Discrimination in the British Labour Market

Evidence and panel discussion


‘Discrimination against ethnic minorities and Muslims: evidence from the 2016/17 GEMM study’

‘Trends over time, 1969-2017: a meta-analysis of British field experiments’

‘Cross-national differences in levels of racial discrimination’


The Nuffield College’s Centre for Social Investigation organized a workshop which presented findings from a new field experiment (funded by the EC’s Horizon 2020 programme) exploring the risks of discrimination faced by ethnic minorities and Muslims in Britain today.  We also compared these new results with those found in the previous series of previous British field experiments stretching back to 1969 (the longest series in the world to our knowledge).  The distinguished American authority Lincoln Quillian will set the British results in context, comparing them with those found in other developed countries.  The conference will conclude with a panel discussion on the policy implications.


                  Prof Anthony Heath, CBE, FBA (Nuffield College, Oxford)

                  Dr Valentina Di Stasio (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)

                   Prof Lincoln Quillian (Northwestern University, USA)

Venue:  The British Academy, 10–11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

Timing:  2pm to 5pm on 18th January, 2019 (light refreshments will be available before and after the workshop).


The findings were featured in this Guardian article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/17/minority-ethnic-britons-face-shocking-job-discrimination?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard&fbclid=IwAR2BUzsIljbeiyEvazzFo0DzGBYZjKBzOjikgW_C3ko0NdZJihLzCvDn-Bs

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