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Ethnicity and family: relationships within and between ethnic groups: an analysis using the Labour Force Survey

Institute for Social and Economic Research (2009) Ethnicity and family: relationships within and between ethnic groups: an analysis using the Labour Force Survey. EHRC unumbered research reports. Equality and Human Rights Commission, Manchester, UK.

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This paper outlines the ethnic composition of families in Britain today using the Labour Force Survey household data. That is, it explores whether adults from different ethnic groups are living with someone from the same ethnic group (co-ethnic or ‘same race’ partnerships) or are living with someone from a different ethnic group (inter-ethnic or ‘mixed race’ partnerships), or are living on their own. It also looks at the experience of children living with parents of the same or different ethnic groups (to each other and to the child). Given the growth of those defining themselves in terms of mixed or multiple ethnicities, the prevalence of adults and children of mixed ethnicity is also summarised. Religious affiliation as well as ethnicity may also be a point of similarity or difference within couples. The report also considers the extent to which men and women of different religious affiliations are in co-religionist and interreligionist partnerships. Finally, some indication of trends is given by comparison with earlier analyses of family composition and ethnic group. The key patterns and findings are highlighted in the Overview and summary which follows. This overview draws on the 34 tables which form the bulk of this report and which are preceded by a description of the data source from which they are derived, key definitions and an introduction setting out the rationale for the analysis which follows.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2009 Equality and Human Rights Commission
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2014 15:10
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 13:15

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