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The Age of ObamaThe Changing Place of Minorities in British and American Society$
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Tom Clark, Robert D. Putnam, and Edward Fieldhouse

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780719082771

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719082771.001.0001

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The rickety ladder of opportunity: minorities and work

The rickety ladder of opportunity: minorities and work

(p.54) 4 The rickety ladder of opportunity: minorities and work
The Age of Obama

Tom Clark

Robert D. Putnam

Edward Fieldhouse

Manchester University Press

This chapter discusses the number of working opportunities that are available to minorities in Britain and the United States, and studies the prospects which minorities have of finding (good) work and how often they are able to have successful careers. It studies detailed data taken from the national census that shows how minorities fare compared to the white majority and how the chances of getting ahead in the workplace differ between various minority groups.

Keywords:   working opportunities, successful careers, national census, white majority, minority groups, workplace

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