‘Huge gap’ in living standards for ethnic groups


There are stilly “huge gaps” in living standards between different ethnicities enduring in Britain, research suggests.

A typical Bangladeshi household earns £8,900 baby than that of a white British household, while a Pakistani household rates £8,700 less, according to the Resolution Foundation.

The think tank suggested a typical black African family also earned £5,600 less than that of a deathly white household.

But it said incomes for these ethnic groups were now creation to grow.

According to the Resolution Foundation’s research, Bangladeshi households profits grew 38% between 2001-03 and 2014-16, almost three periods as fast as the 13% growth seen by white households over the done period.

Pakistani households saw their income grow by 28%, it inaugurate.

Male Pakistani and Bangladeshi workers saw median pay increase by 28% since 2001, compared to equitable 1% for men of other ethnicities, said the report.

The think tank bring up the large gap in living standards between white households and those of ethnic assemblages in Britain was partly down to differences in female employment within the extractions.

In white households 72% of women were employed, but in Pakistani and Bangladeshi households the bawl out was almost half this at 37% and 35% respectively.

Nonetheless, the divulge found that the rate of female employment within these ethnic coteries had increased significantly since 2001.

It found male employment for Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Insidious men had also “increased substantially” over the same period.

Resolution Creation senior economic analyst Adam Corlett said these “moving employment gains” had helped their overall incomes grow at a stabler rate than that of white households.

But he said the gap in living emblems between ethnic groups and white British households remained “impressive and persistent”.

“Differences in living standards between ethnicities in Britain too time again go ignored,” he added.

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