This research looks at the experiences and preferences of low-income Caribbean, Pakistani and Somali people in balancing work and care responsibilities. It examines the particular challenges faced by these ethnic minority groups, and the challenges for employers and policy. It found that:
- Discrimination prevents low-income ethnic minority people from balancing work and care;
- Many people are unaware of free childcare provision for 2-4 year olds;
- Benefit changes are likely to make it more difficult to balance work and care for these people;
- Attitudes towards caring vary greatly across ethnic groups; and
- Caring responsibilities were predominantly taken up by women.