Ethnic and Religious Questions in the 2001 UK Census of Population: Policy Recommendations

By Barry A. Kosmin

Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR), 1999

The author argues that the UK census should be redesigned for the purpose of fostering a multicultural society and a participatory democracy. He explains that the census questionnaire must be seen as an educational and social policy instrument requiring careful construction and that the collection of data on minority groups can assist in combating and monitoring discrimination and prejudice, and also help minorities to develop their community organizations and services. The author offers policy recommendations for collecting religious and ethnic data.

Topic: Methodology, Census, Pluralism, Social Planning, Public Policy

Name of Publication: JPR Policy Paper

Volume/Issue: no.2

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United Kingdom

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kosmin, Barry A. Ethnic and Religious Questions in the 2001 UK Census of Population: Policy Recommendations. JPR Policy Paper. Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR). 1999: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4103


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