The meaning and measurement of race in the U.S. census: Glimpses into the future

  title={The meaning and measurement of race in the U.S. census: Glimpses into the future},
  author={Charles Hirschman and R. Alba and Reynolds Farley},
The 1996 Racial and Ethnic Targeted Test (RAETT) was a “mail-out mail-back” household survey with an experimental design of eight alternative questionnaire formats containing systematic variations in race, instructions, question order, and other aspects of the measurement. The eight different questionnaires were administered to random subsamples of six “targeted” populations: geographic areas with ethnic concentrations of whites, blacks, American Indians, Alaskan natives, Asian and Pacific… CONTINUE READING


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