Its ironic that this thread about access to opputunities is based on a link that most people can not read if they have not paid for the subscription. However a number of other newspapers have reported the same.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/educa ... 54789.html
I think the issue is getting confused between ethnicity and migration because most migrants have a different ethnicity to the local populace.
It would be interesting to see a study to see if the difference gets eliminated as successive generations of migrants settle in and their circumstances become more like the indeigenous population.
While a childs chances may be unfairly boosted by a parents commitment and ability to pay and this is unfortunate but this ia an equality issue and nothing to do with ethnicity. Anything done to remove this is commendable.
Am immigrant child can not be compared with the entire local population.
A child of an immigrant has the advantage that he/she has the genes of (and lives with!) determined plucky gogetters/ survivors that make up a tiny percent of another country.
A child of an immigrant almost always has the disadvantage of less capital wealth (as compared to someone with an equivalent social capital and income) and this is the reason there is less security and more emphasis on ensuring that the child has an education to provide him a stable income.