In the third of a series of interviews from the Royal Economic Society annual conference 2007, Romesh Vaitilingam talks to Stephen Drinkwater about self-employment among Britain’s Asian community.http://www.intute.ac.uk/socialsciences/blog/wp-content/files/drinkwater128.mp3%5D
The typical Asian working age male is now younger, better educated and more likely to be UK-born than his parents’ generation were. According to research by Ken Clark and Stephen Drinkwater, each of these factors contributes to lower rates of self-employment, particularly among men of Indian and Chinese ethnicity. This suggests greater ‘assimilation’ of these groups into the UK labour market and education system.
Read more about this research at the Economics in Action blog.