Wider Research to support Ending Ethnic Inequality Work

Since the publication of the regional research report there have been a number of national reports providing a huge evidence base and supporting the need for action to eliminate barriers to BME access to skills, employment and enterprise services. A main focus of the work has been to reduce the BME employment gap, exacerbated by the recession, and some of the main papers are:

  • Increasing Employment Rates for Ethnic Minorities – National Audit Office Report for the Department of Work and Pensions 2008
  • Talent not Tokenism – the Business Benefits of Workforce Diversity (Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)/TUC/CBI) 2008
  • Race to the Top The place of ethnic minority groups in the UK workforce – Business in the Community (Race for Opportunity) 2008
  • Black Workers and the Recession – A TUC Report 2009
  • Monitoring Update on the impact of the recession on various demographic groups – EHRC 2009
  • Report of the National Equality Panel: Executive Summary 2010

There are also some significant pieces of research confirming issues such as discrimination in recruitment that suggest there is still significant room for improvement in trying to reduce the BME employment gap:

  • A test for racial discrimination in recruitment practice in British Cities – National Centre for Social Research for the Department for Work and Pensions 2009 (Discrimination Summary also attached)
  • Evaluation of Partners Outreach for Ethnic Minorities (POEM) – Institute of Employment Studies on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions 2009

MENTER has access to a number of further research reports and statistics, please contact info@menter.org.uk

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