Lucinda Platt

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The 'Great Recession' was the worst macroeconomic downturn since the 1930s in most OECD countries. In many economies, subsequent recovery has been sluggish, and has sometimes turned into a new recession. The paper investigates the effects of the Great Recession on the distribution of household incomes. It shows that the changes between 2007 and 2009 in(More)
1 There is evidence, much of it piecemeal, that migrants and ethnic minorities are especially vulnerable to the risk of poverty and social exclusion in the EU. Verifying this and estimating the scale of the risk in different parts of the Union, as well as the reasons for it, however, is not straightforward. The most obvious way of identifying migrants in(More)
Trends in income inequality, pro-poor income growth and income mobility Opinions expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect views of the Institute. Abstract We provide an analytical framework within which changes in income inequality over time are related to the pattern of income growth across the income range, and the(More)
This paper investigates educational attainment and economic performance of ethnic minority immigrants and their children in Britain. Based on the British LFS, we construct two samples: ethnic minority immigrants who are born between 1933 and 1954, and whom we observe between 1978 and 1984; and ethnic minorities born in Britain between 1963 and 1975, and(More)
Non-Technical Summary This paper provides new information on the integration of the children of immigrants in Germany. The children of immigrants currently comprise a third of the West German population under the age of 25, and stem from very diverse socioeconomic and regional origins. Given their size and young age, the educational outcomes of Germany's "(More)
Disclaimer Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and not those of the Institute of Education. Research published in this series may include views on policy, but the institute itself takes no institutional policy positions. DoQSS Workings Papers often represent preliminary work and are circulated to encourage discussion. Citation of such a(More)
Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and not those of the institute. Research disseminated by IZA may include views on policy, but the institute itself takes no institutional policy positions. The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn is a local and virtual international research center and a place of communication between(More)
one copy of any article(s) in SHURA to facilitate their private study or for non-commercial research. You may not engage in further distribution of the material or use it for any profit-making activities or any commercial gain. Abstract The employment rates of both disabled people and those from minority ethnic groups are subject to substantial UK policy(More)
This paper assesses whether racial prejudice and labour market discrimination is counter-cyclical. This may occur if prejudice and discrimination are partly driven by competition over scarce resources, which intensifies during periods of economic downturn. Using British Attitudes Data spanning three decades, we find that prejudice does increase with(More)
Disclaimer Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and not those of the Institute of Education. Research published in this series may include views on policy, but the institute itself takes no institutional policy positions. DoQSS Workings Papers often represent preliminary work and are circulated to encourage discussion. Citation of such a(More)