Proportion of BAME people with degrees has increased significantly but this hasn’t fed through to labour market, study finds

Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in the UK face a significant jobs gap and pay “penalty” despite an increase in the number obtaining degrees, a study has shown.

The proportion of working-age people with degrees had increased across all ethnic groups in recent years, from 12% in 1996-99 to 30% in 2014-17, a leading thinktank found. The proportion of working-age Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi people with degrees has more than trebled since the end of the 1990s to their current levels of 50%, 30% and 25% respectively.

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