Working class young people who belong from ethnic minority groups are out performing their white contemporaries when it comes to landing top jobs, according to the results of newly released research.
The research, a 30-year study of 140000 youngsters by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, shows that immigrant families are aactually succeeding in breaking through the class barrier.
The study revealed that half of Indian children obtained managerial and professional jobs compare to only 43 per cent of white young people. Similarly, children who are from Caribbean ancestry were also more likely to move into top jobs.
The researchers at the University of Essex carried out the study, which was based on official statistics. The study claimed that ethnic minority parents encourage their offspring to get good educational qualifications. They say that this is one of the important factors for the success of ethnic minority youth.
The report, however, also said that this general assessment does not really apply to Pakistanis and Bangladeshis – who have been found out to be less likely than white children to succeed.
The research also pointed out that second generation Jews and Hindus are more likely to be more upwardly mobile compared to Christians. Muslims and Sikhs, in the meantime, are finding it more difficult to get higher paying jobs compared to their migrant parents.
Company formation and business solutions experts are hoping that the government will try to find out why this trend is happening and to find out to what extent other factors like sexual discrimination are involved.