JRF Poverty and Ethnicity programme

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation Poverty and Ethnicity programme asks: How does ethnicity influence poverty?

People from ethnic minority groups experience much higher levels of poverty than people from the majority white population. However, the link between poverty and ethnicity is complex, and the relationship is not yet well understood.

This programme looks at the underlying reasons for variations in low income and deprivation among different ethnic groups in the UK and the problems it causes. It also suggests ways to tackle poverty across all ethnicities more effectively.