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Ethnic inequalities under New Labour: progress or entrenchment?

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Microsoft Word - Ethnic inequalities under New Labour _cover_.doc Coretta Phillips Ethnic inequalities under New Labour: progress or entrenchment? Book section Original citation: Originally published in Hills, John and Stewart, Kitty, (eds.) A more equal society?: New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion. CASE studies on poverty, place and policy . The Policy Press, Bristol, UK, pp. 189-208. © 2005 The author This version available at: Available in LSE Research Online: July 2010 LSE has developed LSE Research Online so that users may access research output of the School. Copyright © and Moral Rights for the papers on this site are retained by the individual authors and/or other copyright owners. Users may download and/or print one copy of any article(s) in LSE Research Online 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. You may freely distribute the URL ( of the LSE Research Online website. This document is the author’s submitted version of the book section. There may be differences between this version and the published version. You are advised to consult the publisher’s version if you wish to cite from it. CHAPTER 9 ETHNIC INEQUALITIES UNDER NEW LABOUR: PROGRESS OR ENTRENCHMENT? Coretta Phillips July 2004 HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY POLICY LANDSCAPES The New Labour party elected to government in 1997 came to power inheriting a legacy of ethnic inequalities in housing, education, employment, health and criminal justice outcomes. The early research evidence from the First Survey of Ethnic Minorities carried out in the mid-1960s documented racialised disadvantage and discrimination in the lives of all minority ethnic groups, most of whom had arrived from Britain’s colonial territories to fil

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