Both Ethnic and Religious: Explaining Employment Penalties Across 14 Ethno-Religious Groups in the United Kingdom

Nabil Khattab*, Tariq Modood

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This article uses the case of the probability of being in employment among different ethno-religious groups in Britain over a period of 12 years (2002-2013) to illustrate how different degrees of labor market penalty in the United Kingdom are highly associated with the different processes of racialization they undergo in the United Kingdom. It is argued that what matters in producing the observed inequalities in the United Kingdom is the inescapable centrality of "color" (mainly blackness) and "culture" (particularly being Muslim) and the way different Muslim and black groups have been racialized. The findings of this study leave little doubt that there is a black and a Muslim penalty in the labor market, but at the same time it suggest that these penalties are not fixed but tend to vary in extent and nature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-522
Number of pages22
JournalJournal for the Scientific Study of Religion
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015

Structured keywords

  • SPAIS Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship

Keywords

  • Black penalties
  • Ethno-religious penalties
  • Labor market
  • Muslim penalties
  • United Kingdom

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