NEWS STATESMAN: Don’t despair – here are all the ways Britain is better than it was two decades ago

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 6/1/2017

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Two decades ago, Bangladeshi children were among the worst-performing in Britain. Yet the results of Bangladeshis on Free School Meals improved more than any other ethnic group on FSMs in the last decade, and the improvements have been reflected in the world of work. The proportion of Bangladeshi women in work has risen by one-third in the last five years, according to Yaojun Li, from the University of Manchester. The ascent of Bangladeshis, in school and in work, serves as an antidote to those who say that multiculturalism can never work.

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TitleDon’t despair – here are all the ways Britain is better than it was two decades ago
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletNew Statesman
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date6/01/17
DescriptionConsider Bangladeshis. Two decades ago, Bangladeshi children were among the worst-performing in Britain. Yet the results of Bangladeshis on Free School Meals improved more than any other ethnic group on FSMs in the last decade, and the improvements have been reflected in the world of work. The proportion of Bangladeshi women in work has risen by one-third in the last five years, according to Yaojun Li, from the University of Manchester. The ascent of Bangladeshis, in school and in work, serves as an antidote to those who say that multiculturalism can never work.
Producer/AuthorTim Wigmore
URLwww.newstatesman.com/2017/01/don-t-despair-here-are-all-ways-britain-better-it-was-two-decades-ago
PersonsYaojun Li