ERIC Number: ED196981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Ethnic Origins 2: An Experiment in the Use of a Direct Question About Ethnicity, for the Census. Occasional Paper 9.
This is a report on the second effort to formulate an effective question for determining the ethnicity of respondents to Great Britain's 1981 census. Problems encountered in the first pilot test and the two alternate survey forms tried in the second test are described. Included in the present version are additional questions on education, employment, language spoken at home, car ownership, and household accommodations. The response to the survey, which included 2,000 households, is reviewed and the effectiveness and error in response are discussed for individual questions. Also discussed are questions that respondents did not like. Appended to the report are a description of sampling procedures and field methodology and copies of both forms used in the survey. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)