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Labour shuns black and Asian candidates in 'winnable' seats as Miliband faces calls for action

Labour shuns black and Asian candidates in 'winnable' seats as Miliband faces calls for action | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ed Miliband is facing calls from within his own party to take action to secure the election of more black and Asian Labour MPs, amid signs that key constituencies are shunning candidates from ethnic minorities.

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Article cites research from the ESRC-funded British Election Study

Article originally published 30 Dec 2014

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Trading floors need ethnic mix

Trading floors need ethnic mix | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Greater ethnic diversity on the trading floor could lessen the likelihood of a bubble in a financial market, a study has found.

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Article cites findings from the study by the ESRC-funded Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO)   that revealed teenagers in London attain higher GCSE results than those in the rest of the country because the capital's schools have a higher proportion of pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds.

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Trust in minority communities to be researched

A University of Aberdeen researcher has received funding to study the ways that trust is formed and lost in minority communities impacted by high levels of digital and social exclusion.
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Dr Karen Salt has received the funding from the ESRC as part of our commissioning process for projects exploring the theme of Empathy and Trust in Communicating ONline (EMoTICON).

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Ethnic minorities in Britain face social barriers even when better qualified, says Manchester university study

Ethnic minorities in Britain face social barriers even when better qualified, says Manchester university study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ethnic minorities in Britain continue to face social barriers even when they are better qualified than their white peers, according to a study from the University of Manchester.

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The article quotes findings from the ESRC-funded Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity.

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Manchester Uni maps inequalities across England and Wales

Manchester Uni maps inequalities across England and Wales | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New tool measures disparities in education, employment, health and housing between ethnic minorities and White Britons

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity based at the University of Manchester.

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Free schools ‘appeal to minorities’

Free schools appeal more to parents from minority ethnic communities than white parents, according to a new poll.
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Article refers to a report b the Centre for Learning and Life Chances (LLAKES), which is ESRC-funded.

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Ethnic minorities in Britain better qualified and yet denied jobs

Ethnic minorities in Britain better qualified and yet denied jobs | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Britain’s ethnic minorities experience barriers to social mobility and employment even though they are better qualified, in many cases, than their white counterparts.
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The article quotes findings from the ESRC-funded Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity.

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