Aspinall, P.J. (2010) Concepts, terminology, and classifications for the 'mixed' ethnic or racial group. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 64 . pp. 557-560. ISSN 0143-005X.
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Background: The way to categorise people born of inter-ethnic and racial unions - the ‘mixed’ group - remains unclear and requires new insights, given the increasing size and complexity of the group and its emerging health profile. Methods: A mixed methods research study focussing on ethnic options of young ‘mixed race’ people (n=326) recruited in colleges and universities investigated respondents’ preferences with respect to concepts, terminology, and classifications. Results: The overwhelming generic term of choice was ‘mixed race’, widely interpreted by respondents to include mixed minority groups. Respondents were able to assign themselves in a valid way to a 12-category extended 2001 England and Wales Census classification for ‘mixed’, which collapses into five main groupings and also maps back to the census categories. Amongst options tested for census purposes, multi-ticking performed poorly and is not recommended. Conclusions: A more finely granulated classification for ‘mixed’ is feasible where needed but this requires more extensive testing before it can be judged preferable to a ‘tick one or more’ option that has been shown to have poor reproducibility in validation surveys.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies|
|Depositing User:||Tony Rees|
|Date Deposited:||28 Jun 2012 15:31|
|Last Modified:||15 Feb 2013 10:27|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29749 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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