TITLE

PRIORITISING ETHNIC DATA FROM SCHOOLS: WHO ARE WE MISSING? A RESEARCH NOTE

AUTHOR(S)
Leather, Frances
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Social Policy Journal of New Zealand;Aug2009, Issue 36, p82
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This note reports on research investigating whether the ethnic groups of young adolescent New Zealanders are fully represented when data are prioritised so that only one ethnicity per person is counted. Prioritised data reported from the school sector are compared with non-prioritised reported data from the 2006 census, and also with census data when prioritised. The research clearly indicates that the prioritising of data leads to significant understatements in the reporting of proportions of Pacific and Asian domestic students enrolled in our schools.
ACCESSION #
48923989

 

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