Government Equalities Office study: Measuring Caste Discrimination in Britain

The Government Equalities Office published Measuring caste discrimination in Britain – a feasibility study in March 2017.

The paper found that:

  1. There appears to be no significant ethical or methodological barriers that could not be overcome to allow a survey measuring the extent of caste discrimination to be carried out.
  1. Respondent distress can be kept to a minimum if the survey is restricted to measuring caste discrimination rather than attempting to identify respondents’ caste.
  1. Interviews with respondents suggested that respondents indicated an understanding of the concept of caste even if they were vague on the details – particularly among second and third generation respondents.

Download the full report.