Speaker's corner: Is it time to abandon colour categories for ethnic groups?

Aspinall, Peter J. (2007) Speaker's corner: Is it time to abandon colour categories for ethnic groups? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 61 (2). p. 91. ISSN 0143-005X. (Full text available)

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Abstract

The recently published questionnaire for the major test ahead of the 2011 population census for England and Wales disclosed new questions on national identity and languages, religion as asked in 2001, and minimal change to the ethnic group question: the movement of "Chinese" into the "Asian or Asian British" set, and the arrival of categories for "Arab" and "Gypsy/Romany/Irish Traveller".1 By contrast, Scotland’s April 2006 census test broke with tradition in abandoning the colour terms used in 1991 and 2001, with "European" replacing "White" and "African or Caribbean" replacing the label "Black, Black Scottish or Black British".

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Editorial Material
Uncontrolled keywords: Population census, ethnic categories
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Katie Edwards
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 19:31
Last Modified: 08 May 2014 08:06
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2165 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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