Ethnic Groups and Marital Choices: Ethnic History and Marital Assimilation in Canada, 1871 and 1971

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CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1
The original agreements resulted in the admittance of 150 nationals from India, 100 from Pakistan, and 50 from Ceylon, annually. In 1958 the numbers were increased slightly. See Kalbach ( 1970:21).
2
'Almost immediately (following the removal of restrictions based on ethnic origin) considerable increases in the number of immigrants from China, India, Pakistan, and the West Indies occurred' ( Burnet and Palmer 1988:41).
3
A detailed description of the sampling technique used to create the Public Use Sample is presented in Chapter 2, Section 1 under the title Sample Design ( Statistics Canada 1975: 2.1.1-2.4.1).
4
The amount of ethnic intermarriage in 1971 suffers from further underestimation due to the presentation of data for Scandinavians, rather than its components of Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, and Norwegian. The usual reason given for not providing data for individual ethnic origin populations is size. Small groups are generally included in Other. Witness the addition of more recent immigrant groups to the publications of the 1981 Census that were previously included in Other in the 1971 Census.
5
It should be noted that the Public Use Sample Tapes are only a sample, and, therefore, the Ns will not necessarily agree with those from census publications. The tape documentation states 'they will inevitably differ to some extent, due to the chance in selection of actual cases for the Public Use Sample' ( Statistics Canada 1975:1.3.1).
6
This suggestion was actually pointed out by Yinger's colleague, Professor John Hewitt. See Yinger ( 1968:98, n. 6).
7
Goodman ( 1972) calls it a modified regression approach.
8
Normally the logit is defined as half the log of the odds. Goodman's

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