Employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK

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Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Women and Equalities Committee


This report notes that Muslim people suffer the greatest economic disadvantages of any group in UK society. Unemployment rates for Muslims are more than twice that of the general population (12.8 per cent compared to 5.4 per cent) and 41 per cent are economically inactive, compared to 21.8 per cent of the general population. The disadvantage is greater still for Muslim women: 65 per cent of economically inactive Muslims are women. This inquiry has found the reasons behind this to be varied and complex. They include: discrimination and Islamophobia, stereotyping, pressure from traditional...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Gender; Culture and society; Demographics; Outcomes; Equity; Policy

Keywords: Unemployment; Employment opportunity; Employment service; Access to education and training; Cultural factor; Social system; Affirmative action; Discrimination; Ethnicity; Religion; Aspirations; Recommendations; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: House of Commons, 2016

Physical description: 55 p. (report) + 21 p. (Government response)

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ISBN: 9781474139694 (print Government response); 9781474139700 (online Government response)

Maria Miller, Chair
On cover: Second Report of Session 2016-17
On title page: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report; Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 12 July 2016
The government response to this inquiry report may be found at: https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/women-and-equalities/Government-response/employment-opportunities-muslims-in-the-UK.pdf

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 127.952

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