Barriers to Employment for Pakistanis and Bangladeshis in Britain

Tackey N D, Casebourne J, Aston J, Ritchie H, Sinclair A, Tyers C, Hurstfield J, Willison R, Page R | Research Report DWPRR 360 | Department for Work and Pensions | Aug 2006

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This report presents the findings from research commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions and carried out by IES on the barriers to employment for Pakistanis and Bangladeshis in Britain.

The research study comprised five discrete stages: a review of the literature and other relevant information; interviews with key experts and informants in the field; an analysis of the labour markets of five selected locations in Britain: Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Glasgow and Tower Hamlets in London; a survey of 1,000 employing establishments in the five locations; and in-depth interviews with Pakistani and Bangladeshi jobseekers and non-jobseekers.