ERIC Number: ED429135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Ethnic Minority Women. CRE Factsheet. Revised.
Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).
This factsheet contains information about the numbers and status of ethnic minority women in Great Britain. In 1991, the last full count, 1.5 million women in Britain classified themselves as other than White. Women from all ethnic groups are less likely to be economically active (paid for work or looking for it) than men. However, among ethnic minorities, 55% of women were economically active in 1995-96, compared with 73% of White women. Black Caribbean were much more likely to be economically active than Pakistani or Bangladeshi women. Black Caribbean women had the highest employment rate among ethnic minority women in Britain. On average, ethnic minority women earned about what White women earned, but the hourly wages of all women were lower than those of men. In the 16-24 age bracket, 47% of ethnic minority women were in full or part-time education in winter 1995-96, compared with 32% of White women. Chinese women in this age group had the highest participation in education; Black Caribbean women had the least participation. A greater proportion of ethnic minority women had higher education qualifications (13%) than White women (12%), and over 20% of Chinese and Black African women had high educational qualifications. In all ethnic groups, except Chinese and Black African, a higher proportion of working women than of men were teachers. Additional information is included about the status of ethnic minority women in relation to domestic life and crime. (Contains 10 references, 6 tables, and 3 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)