The Government Equalities Office published Measuring caste discrimination in Britain – a feasibility study in March 2017.
The paper found that:
- 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.
- Respondent distress can be kept to a minimum if the survey is restricted to measuring caste discrimination rather than attempting to identify respondents’ caste.
- 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.