New report reveals huge racial disparities in income for ethnic minority women

Oct 6, 2017 | Main Feature, News

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Read the full press release Intersecting Inequalities Press Release October 2017

 

Economic analysis from two organisations specialising in gender and race research has found that the poorest black and Asian families will suffer a massive 20% drop in living standards by 2020.

 

Theresa May has said her racial equality audit will “hold up a mirror” to British society and “reveal uncomfortable truths.” A new report by the Runnymede Trust and the Women’s Budget Group, does just that.

 

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the cumulative impact of austerity policies since 2010. It shows that austerity is hitting the poorest hardest, women are losing more than men and BME households are losing more than white households.

 

The intersection of poverty, race and gender means that these cuts are leading to a dramatic fall in the standard of living of many BME women.

 

Email maryann.stephenson@wbg.org.uk if you would like the full report

 

 

 

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