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New ESRI Bulletin on Discrimination in the Labour Market: Nationality, Ethnicity and the Recession

Date Published: 07-05-2015

This ESRI Bulletin examines the extent to which discrimination varies across different national-ethnic groups in Ireland, and asks whether discrimination increased between 2004 and 2010.

Key findings:

  • Overall, non-Irish nationals do experience higher rates of work-based discrimination.
  • There is substantial variation in discrimination across national-ethnic groups.
  • In looking for work, ethnicity is particularly important, the research found that Black Africans and EU nationals of minority ethnicity were particularly likely to report experience of discrimination when looking for a job.
  • There is no evidence to suggest that self-reported discrimination increased during the recent recession.

For more information:

Download: ESRI Research Bulletin 2015/2/2.

Paper published in Work, Employment and Society, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp.213-232.

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