Ethnic Minority Graduates: Differences by Degrees

Connor H, La Valle I, Tackey N D, Perryman S | Report 309 | Institute for Employment Studies | Aug 1996

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Participation in higher education by students from ethnic minorities has been increasing steadily over the past decade, and they now represent almost one in eight of all UK students. Very little is known about their employment outcomes. In particular, does the increased participation of ethnic minorities in higher education translate into an improved position for them in the labour market?

To answer some of these questions, the Department for Education and Skills commissioned this exploratory study to compare the employment experiences of graduates from different ethnic groups.