ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Role of Census in Racial and Ethnic Construction

The recent census of Great Britain is only one example of the resurgence of racial and ethnic questions in censuses of western world. However, the US and Indian censuses adopted racial classification from the very beginning. An examination of the racial questions and categories in these censuses raises interesting issues.

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