Measuring the Diverging Components of Race: An Introduction Introduction Academic Article uri icon


  • This special issue brings together original research that advances the emerging subfield on the measurement and analysis of varying components of race. The articles provide insight into how social scientists can tease apart the multiple components of race and leverage them to better understand how race continues to divide life chances, creatively using existing and new sources of data. The articles speak to three key themes: how we can better understand the various ways that race is experienced, alternative approaches to measuring the different components of race, and the implications of race measures for understanding social inequality.

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  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Campbell, M. E., Bratter, J. L., & Roth, W. D.

citation count

  • 19

complete list of authors

  • Campbell, Mary E||Bratter, Jenifer L||Roth, Wendy D

publication date

  • April 2016