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Economic Justice

New report reveals huge disparities in income for ethnic minority women

Economic analysis from Women’s Budget Group and Runnymede Trust has found that the poorest black and Asian families will suffer a massive 20% drop in living standards by 2020.  The report ‘Intersecting Inequalities’ 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.