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MEG's

Education-

  • Black Caribbean boys in particular are twice as likely to be characterised as having behavioural, emotional or social difficulty compared to White British boys. (Ball, 2008)
  • In all, 72% of White students who entered higher education with A-level grades of BBB gained a first or upper second class degree. This compares with 56% for Asian students, and 53% for Black students entering with the same A-levels.
  • Black British students, Asian British Pakistani students and 'other' British Asia students are significantly more likely to drop out of higher education. (N. Powdthavee and A. Vignoles, 2007)

Work and Income- 

  • 1 in 7 people from MEGs aged over 25 are not in work but want to be (Labour Force Survey 2011)
  • In late 2012 the youth unemployment rate among black ethnic background was 47% compared to 29% for young people of Asian ethnic background and for 20% for young people of White ethnic background. (ONS)
  • Around 2/5 of people from ethnic minorities live in low-income households, twice, the rate for White people. (The Poverty Site)
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MEG's

Health-

  • Black and minority ethnic groups in the uk generally have worse health than the overall population. (patient.co.uk 2011)
  • Most MEG's have higher mortality rate than the white population and consequently ethnic minority life expectancy is generally lower than the white population. In particular, infant mortality rates tend to be significantly higher than thw white population. (Moore et al 2010)
  • In 2005-06, the infant mortality rate among Black goups (8.0 deaths per 1,000 live births), as well as the Asian groups (6.9 deaths per 1,000 live births), was significantly higher than that of the White ethnic groups (4.4 deaths per 1,000 live births). (Public Health England)

Poverty- 

  • People from ethnic minority groups experience much higher levels of poverty than people from the majority white population. (JRF)
  • 70% of those in income poverty in Inner London are from minority ethnic groups, as are 50% in outer London. (JRF 2007)
  • 74% of Bangladeshi children live in poverty. (Oxfam 2008)
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Social Class

Education- 

  • Evidence shows that white working class pupils are the largest underachieving group in education. "If you want to know how well a child will do at school, ask how much its parents earn." (Hatcher 2006)
  • By the time they move to secondary school poorer children are on average 2 yers behind better-off children. (CPAG)
  • Currently 23% of British School educational spending goes on the 7% of pupils who are privately educated. (OECD, 2009)

Work and Income-

  • Controlling for qualifications, people in their 30s who experienced financial hardship when growing up are less likley to be doing well in the labour market (Bladen and GIbbons 2006)
  • The IFS found the median full time salary in 2010-11 was £26,200 per year, but someone working full time for the minimum wage would only earn around £11,000, while the top 10% earned over £52,600
  • Males growing up in poverty are 2.97 times more likely to be unemployed than men not in poverty (Oxfam, 2008)
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Social Class

Health- 

  • The Inverse Care Law (Tudor Hart) suggests that those areas/groups most in need of health services the most are those that are funded the least. In general this means that middle class areas gain more healthcare funding than working class areas have fewer GP's, denists, hospitals, specialists etc. than better of middle class areas.
  • Men from social class 1 can expect to live almost 8.5 years longer than men from social class 5, while women in social class 1 can expect to live 4.5 years longer than women in social class 5. (Moore et al, 2010)
  • Twice as many babies are still born or die within the first week of life in unskilled families than in professional families. (Browne and Bottrill 1999)
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Age

Work and Income-

  • Single female pensioners and older pensioner couples are the most likely to have low income. (The Poverty Site, 2006)
  • In 2008, 70% of all employees aged 18-21 - both male and female - were paid less than £7 an hour. (The Poverty Site, 2009)
  • 40-49 year olds earn the highest average (median) weekly wage at £560 (ONS)

Health-

  • Research reveals a pattern of behaviour under which older children, usually (but not solely) aged 16 and 17, receive less favourable treatment from health services than adults or younger children... (Young Equals, 2009)
  • The teenage cancer trust estimates that 50% of teenagers with cancer are not treated in age-appropriate facilities. (2008)
  • 47% of members of the Geriatric Society think that the NHS is institutionally ageist. 66% think older people are less likely to have their symptoms fully investigated and 72% said that older people are less likely to be considered and referred on essential treatments. (Help the Aged, 2009, survey)
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Age

Poverty-

  • The risk of poverty among older people in the UK is about three to four times higher than the typical risk of poverty in EU. (JRF 2006)
  • In 2006/07, 2.9 million children were living in poverty (CPAG)
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