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The two sides of diversity: which are the most ethnically diverse occupations?

Uses data from the 2015 Labour Force Survey to measure the extent of ethnic diversity across occupations in England and Wales. Notes that the most diverse occupations include taxi and cab drivers, dental practitioners, chefs, legal professionals, and security guards, while the least diverse occupations include farmers, engineering technicians, skilled metal, electrical and electronic trades supervisors, and purchasing managers and directors. Concludes that diversity tends to be either found in low skilled jobs that are easily accessible to those with less social capital linking them to the economic mainstream, or in highly skilled professions that command prestige, with the exception of the police, which has actively sought to increase some minorities as a means of improving community relations.


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