Black and Asian children in the UK are more likely to be unemployed as adults despite doing better at school, according to a report by the government’s official body on social mobility.
The Social Mobility Commission said young people from black backgrounds and Asian Muslim women in particular struggled to convert academic achievement into improved job prospects later in life.
Wednesday’s report says geography, discrimination by employers, and cultural barriers were to blame for “broken promises” on social mobility.
The Social Mobility Commission (SMC) monitors progress towards improving social mobility in the UK, and promotes social mobility in England.
Social Mobility Commission is an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Cabinet Office, the Department for Education and the Department for Work and Pensions. (Gov.UK)