Platt L. Migration and Social Mobility: The Life Chances of Britain's Minority Ethnic Communities. Bristol: The Policy Press; 2005.

This study examines the class position in 2001 of those growing up in 1960s-1980s England and Wales and shows that family background remains important in achieving occupational success and avoiding unemployment, but that there are differences across ethnic groups. A summary can be found at http://www.jrf.org.uk/knowledge/findings/socialpolicy/0545.asp