DIVERSITY, INEQUALITY AND OFFICIAL DATA - SOME PROBLEMS OF METHOD AND MEASUREMENT IN BRITAIN
UNSPECIFIED. (1995) DIVERSITY, INEQUALITY AND OFFICIAL DATA - SOME PROBLEMS OF METHOD AND MEASUREMENT IN BRITAIN. HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE IN THE COMMUNITY, 3 (1). pp. 9-18. ISSN 0966-0410Full text not available from this repository.
This paper reviews the ways in which diversity and inequality are represented in the major sources of health data in Britain. It examines how identities linked to disability, 'race', class and sexuality are represented in official statistics and national surveys. The paper argues that (1) the methods of data-collection and data-analysis result in the exclusion of minority group experiences and (2) the measures of social position mask and misrepresent dimensions of inequality that the new social movements have sought to make visible. Illustrations of these processes are given.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
|Journal or Publication Title:||HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE IN THE COMMUNITY|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 9-18|
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