Social Statistics and Ethnic Diversity: Cross-National Perspectives in Classifications and Identity Politics

Social Statistics and Ethnic Diversity Cross National Perspectives in Classifications and Identity Politics This open access book examines the question of collecting and disseminating data on ethnicity and race in order to describe characteristics of ethnic and racial groups identify factors of social and

  • Title: Social Statistics and Ethnic Diversity: Cross-National Perspectives in Classifications and Identity Politics
  • Author: Patrick Simon Victor Piche Amelie a Gagnon
  • ISBN: 9783319200941
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Social Statistics and Ethnic Diversity: Cross-National Perspectives in Classifications and Identity Politics

    This open access book examines the question of collecting and disseminating data on ethnicity and race in order to describe characteristics of ethnic and racial groups, identify factors of social and economic integration and implement policies to redress discrimination It offers a global perspective on the issue by looking at race and ethnicity in a wide variety of historThis open access book examines the question of collecting and disseminating data on ethnicity and race in order to describe characteristics of ethnic and racial groups, identify factors of social and economic integration and implement policies to redress discrimination It offers a global perspective on the issue by looking at race and ethnicity in a wide variety of historical, country specific contexts, including Asia, Latin America, Europe, Oceania and North America In addition, the book also includes analysis on the indigenous populations of the Americas.The book first offers comparative accounts of ethnic statistics It compares and empirically tests two perspectives for understanding national ethnic enumeration practices in a global context based on national census questionnaires and population registration forms for over 200 countries between 1990 to 2006.Next, the book explores enumeration and identity politics with chapters that cover the debate on ethnic and racial statistics in France, ethnic and linguistic categories in Quebec, Brazilian ethnoracial classification and affirmative action policies and the Hispanic Latino identity and the United States census.The third, and final, part of the book examines measurement issues and competing claims It explores such issues as the complexity of measuring diversity using Malaysia as an example, social inequalities and indigenous populations in Mexico and the demographic explosion of aboriginal populations in Canada from 1986 to 2006.Overall, the book sheds light on four main questions should ethnic groups be counted, how should they be counted, who is and who is not counted and what are the political and economic incentives for counting It will be of interest to all students of race, ethnicity, identity, and immigration In addition, researchers as well as policymakers will find useful discussions and insights for a better understanding of the complexity of categorization and relatedpolitical and policy challenges.

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