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A note on ethnicity and identity among the UK born population in understanding society

Nandi, Alita and Platt, Lucinda (2014) A note on ethnicity and identity among the UK born population in understanding society. ISER working paper series, 2014-04. Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, Colchester, UK.

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Abstract

In this note we take a first look at how the UK born identify across different dimensions (ethnicity, religion, political beliefs and region), to what extent the strength of attachment across these prescribed and elective identities strengthen or substitute each other and how these associations vary by ethnic and ethno-religious groups. For this analysis we make use of the new identity measures in the second wave of the UK longitudinal household survey, Understanding Society. We find that ethnic minorities report stronger religious and ethnic identities than the majority, political beliefs are stronger for those with stronger ethnic identity and both these are correlated with regional identities.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 2014-04
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2014 15:43
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/55596/

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