Addressing ethnicity in social care research

Vickers, Tom, Craig, Gary and Atkin, Karl (2013) Addressing ethnicity in social care research. Social Policy & Administration, 47 (3). pp. 310-326. ISSN 0144-5596

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This article surveys recent developments in relation to the dimensions of ethnicity and ethnicdisadvantage in social policy research and practice, with a focus on social care. While therehas been limited increase in attention to ethnicity within general policy discussion andincreasing sophistication within specialist debates, advances in theory and methodology havelargely failed to penetrate the research mainstream, let alone policy or practice. This is along-standing problem. We advocate more focussed consideration of ethnicity and ethnicdisadvantage at all levels. Failure to do so creates the risk of social policy research being leftbehind in understanding rapid changes in ethnic minority demographics and patterns of migration, with increasing disadvantage to minorities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 'Race', racism, social care, health, methodology, diversity
Subjects: L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Tom Vickers
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2013 15:39
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 14:16

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