ERIC Number: ED429138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Young People in Britain. CRE Factsheet.
Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).
This factsheet provides information about young people from ethnic minorities in Britain. In spring 1997, 48% of the ethnic minority population of Britain was under 24 years of age, in comparison with 31% of the White population. Twenty-two percent of the ethnic minority population was of compulsory school age, compared with 14% of the White population, and the proportion of students from ethnic minorities who complete basic levels of education has grown. In spring 1997, 81% of 16-to-19-year-olds from ethnic minority groups were receiving education and training (71% of them full-time), compared with 67% of White young people. At the ages of 20 to 24, minority members were even more likely to be receiving training and education. Black students were more likely to be in vocational education, and Asian students were more likely to be pursuing academic qualifications. About 13% of the students entering higher education in 1996-97 were from ethnic minorities, and 9% of the U.K. domiciled graduates in 1995-96 were from ethnic minority groups. However, 35% of the economically active (paid for work or looking for paid work) 16- to 24-year-old Blacks were unemployed in spring 1997 compared with 13% of young White people. Additional information is provided about employment patterns, language and religion, relationships and family structure, leisure activities, homelessness, young offenders, racial violence and harassment, and involvement with the justice system. (Contains 19 references, 12 figures, and 1 table.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)