Platt Lucinda Â« Moving up? Intergenerational social class mobility in England and Wales and the impact of ethnicity, migration and religious affiliation Â». In University college of London.Conference on Immigration: Impacts, integration, London, 29â€”31 mars 2006. En ligne : <http://www.econ.ucl.ac. ... 0paper%20submission.pdf>.
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Keywords: migration, Royaume-Uni
Publisher: University college of London (London)
Collection: Conference on Immigration: Impacts, integration
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"This paper offers a unique study of patterns of intergenerational social class mobility for children from different ethnic groups growing up in England and Wales in the 1960s to early 1980s. It explores the impact of ethnic and migration background on their outcomes as adults
in 2001. It also investigates how examination of religious affiliation can modify or enhance our understanding of intergenerational processes. It stresses the advantages of using a truly longitudinal design to investigate these questions; but it also explores how such a design
raises issues about those who are observed as children in 1971 or 1981 but not as adults in 2001. It concludes that patterns of intergenerational mobility vary by ethnic group, even when taking account of parental education and economic resources. For many minority groups, education provides the route to upward mobility from the working class at greater
rates than for the white non-migrant majority. This is consistent with evidence from a range countries on the role of immigrantsâ€™ aspirations for their children and their commitment to education. However, education did not enable the Pakistanis and Bangladeshis in this study
to reach a par with their white non-migrant counterparts in terms of occupational success.
They remain severely disadvantaged in terms of social class outcomes, and this effect was enhanced rather than reduced after controlling for education. Exploring religious affiliation disrupted the picture of parity of intergenerational outcomes between the Indians and the
white non-migrants. Instead it showed that there were sections of the Indian group who were achieving very high levels of upward mobility and those who were not doing so well. While these differences corresponded to differences in religious affiliation (Hindus and Christians doing well and Muslims and Sikhs doing less well), it is probably more helpful to think of them representing distinctive migration and settlement trajectories. Finally, analysis of
selection effects for those whose outcomes were measured at 2001, showed that there was a correlation between remaining in the study up to 2001 and successful social class outcomes,but that the overall size of the effect was small."
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