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Ethnic and religious questions in the 2001 UK Census

Author(s): Barry Kosmin
Date: 23 July 1999

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This paper examines the national census as an important means of fostering a multicultural society and a participatory democracy. Redesigning it for this purpose can have long-term social, political and economic benefits for British society. 

Encouraging minority communities to participate in the census as citizens and making it possible for them voluntarily to identify themselves in their own terms can be an important means of fostering a multicultural society. This approach can have long-term social, political and economic benefits for British society.

demography census multiculturalism