Children of mixed parentage: Data collection needs

Aspinall, Peter J. (2000) Children of mixed parentage: Data collection needs. Children and Society, 14 (3). pp. 207-216. ISSN 0951-0605. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

In a review of Tizard and Phoenix's (1993) study, Sinclair drew attention to the paucity of official statistical information on children of mixed parentage, including the omission of a 'mixed' category in the 1991 Census classification. This article documents the limitations of that classification (which unsatisfactorily accommodated the needs of some 230 000 persons who identified their mixed origins in write-in descriptions), examines the only official sources of information that can be used to estimate the number of children of mixed parentage, including the Samples of Anonymised Records and the Labour Force Survey statistics, and assesses the current policy needs for such information. Finally, the provision for people of 'mixed' ethnic/cultural background in the 2001 Census is discussed

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 07:16
Last Modified: 08 May 2014 08:11
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/9977 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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