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Lone Mothers of Mixed Racial and Ethnic Children: Then and Now

Lone Mothers of Mixed Racial and Ethnic Children: Then and Now by Chamion Caballero and Rosalind Edwards. June 2010 Runnymede Trust Information from the UK Census indicates that parents of children from mixed racial or ethnic backgrounds constitute one of the highest lone parent groups in the country. Like all other groups of lone parent …

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What Does “White” Mean? Interpreting the Choice of “Race” by Mixed Race Young People in Britain

What Does "White" Mean? Interpreting the Choice of "Race" by Mixed Race Young People in Britain. Despite the often cited idea that racial identities are socially constructed, and potentially fluid, much public policy is still based on surveys that elicit only one measure of racial identity. Miri Song‌  University of Kent Ferhana Hashem‌  University of …

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The ethnic options of ‘Mixed Race’ people in Britain

Aspinall Peter (et al) 2008 The ethnic options of 'mixed race' people in Britain: Full Research Report The UK population is becoming increasingly diverse in terms of ethnicity, race, religion and national identity, with the growing number of inter-ethnic unions contributing significantly to this.  There has been a parallel development of interest in the notion …

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Disproportionality in Child Welfare

The Prevalence of Black and Minority Ethnic Children within the 'Looked After' and 'Children in Need' Populations and on Child Protection Registers in England. Charlie Owen and June Statham

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Experiences of Growing up in Visibly Different Households

This research project is funded by the Economic and Social Science Research Council, and being conducted at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London. The research explores the link between three sets of childhood experiences and adult identities (i) experiences of serial migration from the Caribbean; (ii) experiences of growing up …

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Pass-It-On Parenting

How do parents of different backgrounds bring their children up to have a sense of who they are? We are looking for parents who are from different racial, ethnic or faith backgrounds, to take part in a research project about what is important to them in bringing up their children.

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Mixed Race in Britain – survey report

A Survey of Peoples' Preferences for Terminology & Official Classifications Researchers at the University of Kent conducted a small-scale survey into the preferences of people who are mixed race for terminology and classifications on official forms where an ethnic monitoring question is asked.