The Roles of Human Capital in Unemployment Among Britain’s Ethnic Minorities: Evidence from Labour Force Survey Data in 2010 and 2016

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This research aims to explain how human capital impacts the unemployment of Britain’s ethnic minorities. The probit models and propensity score matching are employed to test the employability
of both whites and non- whites by using the Labour force Survey datasets in 2010 and 2016. Probit models estimate the impacts of in-school education on employment possibility. This research suggests that in-school education, especially higher education, improves employment probability and labour force participation in all ethnic groups. This impact is more substantial among non-whites than whites and also increased dramatically in 2016. The propensity score matching tests the causal relationship between post-school training and employability. The statistics illustrate that both job training and self-improvement have causal effects on reducing the unemployment probability and improve the labour force participation, but these influences are asymmetrical among ethnicities and volatile over time due to racial discrimination.
Period11 Sept 2019
Event titleCentre for British Politics and Government PhD Conference
Event typeConference
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map