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(By contrast, only one Bangladeshi woman in 10 works, and only one in five of Pakistani women.) So the old Indian idea of a dowry is changing.It is now important to find a bride who can bring earning power with her, not just a cash lump-sum.All are having to come to terms with a dominant white society, each in their own way. Among Indians, for example, the traditional marriage rules are being re-jigged.In Britain, two out of three Indian women work: the same proportion as white women.These figures emerge from the enthralling new results of the 1991 census, which for the first time asked people to classify themselves ethnically.
A divorced woman may find she can't rejoin her own family.
And, if there is a dowry, young women who work can chip in.
They may then demand some control over what happens to it.
The new study should help speed up the process of ceasing to regard ethnic minorities as a single undifferentiated mass - the "blacks", as both left and right combine to call them.
If there is multiculturalism in Britain, it lies within these very different new populations.
Mr and Mrs Patel are willing to work longer hours than Mr and Mrs Smith. Research shows that Indian families in Britain are now, on average, at least as well-off as their white counterparts. The West Indians were the first of the great post-war immigrations, but their numbers are falling fast.