The challenges of measuring the ethno-cultural diversity of Britain in the new millennium

Aspinall, P.J. (2000) The challenges of measuring the ethno-cultural diversity of Britain in the new millennium. Policy & Politics, 28 (1). pp. 109-118. ISSN 0305-5736 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

During the next 50 years the ethnic diversity of Britain will increase in response to growing intermarriage, differential rates of natural increase, and continuing migration flows, especially of refugees. While religion is assuming a greater importance in the social identities of some minority ethnic groups, in others it is being displaced by an ethnic focus. In the upcoming decades the increasing sovereignty that people attach to self-identifiers and the demand for finer distinctions to accommodate hybridisation and generational changes will present substantial challenges to statistical agencies. New conceptual approaches are needed to capture this diversity and give service providers the robust data required to promote equal opportunities.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2009 07:08
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:38
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/9974 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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