Ethnic Minority Families


This is a three-way comparative study based on interviews with Caribbean; Indian and African Asian; and Pakistani and Bangladeshi families. The respondents were chosen from interviewees in the Fourth National Survey and the quantitative evidence combined with qualitative material from new interviews. Interviews with some white families have also been unertaken, to further the comparative analysis. The results of this detailed research give a clearer understanding than ever before of the structure and dynamics of familiy relationships among people of different ethnic origins in Britain.

The book builds up a rounded picture of the alternative ways in which famlies provide support for their children, and of the difficulties they experience, and will inform a wide range of policies to support families in multicultural Britain.