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Interethnic Disparity across Census Divisions, 1980-90

Citation

Darity, William A., Jr. & Winfrey, William (1994). Interethnic Disparity across Census Divisions, 1980-90. Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research, 1(1), 153-91.

Abstract

A persistent attribute of ethnically plural societies, such as the United States, is a high degree of intergroup inequality. The national decennial censuses for 1980 and 1990 are of special value in the exploration of such disparities. In both censuses respondents were asked questions that establish their self-identification with respect to both race and ancestry. The answers enable researchers to sketch in substantial detail the extent of intergroup inequality in late 20th century America. Policymakers will be better able to confront the question of how fine the identification should be of groups that may be targeted for assistance and the extent to which such targeting should be primarily space specific or group specific.

URL

https://www.jstor.org/stable/20868370

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research

Author(s)

Darity, William A., Jr.
Winfrey, William

Year Published

1994

Volume Number

1

Issue Number

1

Pages

153-91

Reference ID

593