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Demographers discover inhabitants variety within the usa.

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As a result, religious intermarriage studies use two variables—religion at age 16, and current religion to measure intermarriage. Perhaps a measure such as current ethnicity and ethnicity at age 16 will be necessary to measure ethnic intermarriage in a time of mixed ethnicities and changing identifications. The Challenge of Multiracial People Perhaps the greatest challenge to measurement of ethnicity and to the long-run stability and integrity of the groups themselves, however, lies in the long-run results of intermarriage—the children of intermarried couples.

After Ellis Island: Newcomers and Natives in the 1910 Census. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. Weeks, John R. 1996. Population: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues. Sixth Edition. Belmont: Wadsworth. Winant, Howard. 1994. Racial Conditions: Politics, Theory, Comparisons. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Zack, Naomi. 1993. Race and Mixed Race. Philadelphia: Temple. Zack, Naomi, editor. 1995. American Mixed Race: The Culture of Microdiversity. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. This page intentionally left blank.

If both parents were White, the baby was White, if one parent was Hawaiian, the baby was Hawaiian; if only one parent was White, the child was assigned the race of its other than white parent. ” In 1989 this was changed; and for all infants they were assigned the same race as the mother. 7% (Hahn and Stroup, 1994:9). Mortality statistics have been even more variable, since the recording of race and ethnicity on death certificates is generally done by funeral directors. Hahn et al. (1992) have found a great deal of inconsistency in the reporting of race on the death certificate when it is matched to the birth certificate for infants who died in the first year of life.

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