Flashcards in Ethnic Differences in Achievement - External Factors (Material Deprivation) Deck (6)
According to Palmer (2012), what percentage of ethnic minorities live in low-income households?
Almost 50% =
- compared to 1/4 of white children.
What else does Palmer say about ethnic minorities?
1). Almost 2x more likely to be unemployed.
2). 3x more likely to be homeless.
What are the reasons why ethnic minorities are at a greater risk of being materially deprived?
1). Live in areas with high unemployment.
2). Cultural factors can prevent women from working outside the home.
3). May lack fluent English (especially refugees).
4). Racial discrimination in the labour and housing market.
Which ethnic group has the highest proportion of children eligible for free school meals?
Bangladeshi --> nearly 45%.
- compared with 11% white British.
What statistics show ethnicity achievement isn't always defined by material deprivation of their ethnic group?
- Chinese girls with 5 A*-C (on free school meals) = 86%.
- White British girls (not on free school meals) = 65%.