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Bailey et al. (1994) The Chinese community in Scotland Although conducted over two decades ago, Bailey et al (1994) provide analysis of Scotland’s Chinese community, focusing on their economic and employment characteristics; housing and household structure; and analysis of urban settlement patterns. Drawing upon the 1991 Scottish census data, the authors also provide a brief but interesting historical background to Chinese migration to the UK and later arrival to Scotland. There is also a discussion of the debate over whether or not the Chinese can be said to constitute a community. Based upon the study’s findings, the authors reflect upon policy considerations which could best meet the needs of Scotland’s Chinese population in a culturally sensitive manner. The study was – and still is - viewed very much as a starting point in terms of researching this community. It highlights the presence in Scotland of a significantly under researched and distinct ethnic minority. Read More Visit site £ TCN Scotland Journal article
de Lima et al. (2011) Community consultation on poverty and ethnicity in Scotland The study by de Lima et al. (2011) seeks better understanding of income disparity and associated levels of poverty across a number of ethnic groups. Low paid Chinese, Eastern European, white Scottish and Traveller ethnic groups are included in the study. Research is conducted in Fife and Highland regions and local stakeholders contribute to the data that is analysed. Interviews sought to examine the perceptions of meaning and causes of poverty, its impact and the strategies employed to manage and ultimately escape the poverty trap. The study provides a fascinating insight into first-hand accounts of different ethnic groups’ experiences of poverty in Scotland. The subsequent discussion of policy implications is also valuable. See Barnard and Turner (2011) which examines evidence on the relationship between poverty and ethnicity across a number of domains, likewise Netto et al. (2011) and Hudson et al. (2013) which examines the link between ethnicity and poverty experienced by low paid workers. Read More Visit site Free Highland, Fife Third sector
Yu (2000) Chinese older people: A need for social inclusion in two communities This study highlights the impact on the quality of life of elderly Chinese people living in Scotland as a result of difficulties in accessing mainstream public services and inadequate levels of support from within the Chinese community. Incorporating Glasgow within a comparative context with other areas within the UK which have Chinese communities, Yu (2000) examines this vulnerable group through analysis of data gathered from workers within the community care sector and interviews with elderly Chinese themselves. The paper examines a range of related issues such as gender specific problems, self-esteem, Chinese culture and traditional values, lifelong learning, social participation and the social networks they rely on. Yu (2000) provides recommendations for improved policy and practice to facilitate the inclusion of this group fully within both the Chinese community and Scottish society. For more work on this under-researched ethnic group, see also an earlier study by Bailey et al (1994) which provides analysis of Scotland’s Chinese community. Read More Visit site Free TCN Glasgow City, UK Book