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New Rich in a Delhi Fringe Village

Pak relations in the UK economy!) As for the general picture of employment, Wrights evidence casts a shadow of doubt on the rigidly-held assumption that, in a recession, it was the coloured worker who was dismissed first. Of course this was statistically true. Thus in 1961, the coloured employment rate was about 5 per cent, against a national average of 1.9 per cent. And it was true also that managers adopted a last in, first out' policy for immigrant labour. But the author suggests that the reasons for this are not wholly due to discrimination. For one thing, immigrants tended to spend more time between jobs, thereby inflating un- employment statistics. Also because they performed unskilled jobs, and were concentrated in the industrial heart of Britain, it was but natural that they were the first to meet the brunt of an economic setback. Similarly, when the economy did recover, coloured unemployment dropped slower.
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