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de Lima et al. (2007) A study of migrant workers in Grampian This study of migrant workers in Grampian by de Lima et al. (2007) finds that migrants are an integral part of the locally employed workforce within the hospitality, agricultural and food processing sectors. Migrants are seen as the primary solution to labour shortages within the region. The study looks at the impact migrant workers have on local services. It also examines migrant access to these services. In doing so, the study identifies areas for consideration by service providers. The presence of a language barrier is a key point that emerges from the research. The language barrier is problematic for both service providers and migrant workers alike. In addition, a noticeable pattern of over qualified migrants subjected to irregular and long working hours is also in evidence. See also de Lima (2010); and Danson and Jentsch (2009) for further study of migrant labour in rural Scotland and, de Lima and Wright (2009) who also explore the roles and the impact of migrant workers within rural communities. Read More Visit site Free Aberdeenshire, Moray, Aberdeen City Scottish Government document
Jack (2009) Eastern European migrant workers and the Scottish tourism industry: The economic impact Unravelling and making sense of the impact of migration is no easy task, one that is often hampered by the reliability and availability of data and the lack of a nationwide system to measure accurate migration flows. Nonetheless, this social and cultural study of the impact of migration by Jack (2009) investigates the impact Eastern European migrant workers have had on the Scottish tourism industry. The analysis presented includes only those migrants who are registered on the Workers Registration Scheme. Migrant labour emerges as a significant and valued contributor to the tourism industry. The study identifies language proficiency as a significant issue for employers in the sector, the same issue is also highlighted as crucial for Eastern European migrant workers in relation to remuneration and access to services. Tourism provides employment for approximately 2,000 people and worth several billion pounds annually, this study is a welcome look at the impact of migration on one of Scotland’s most important industries. Read More Visit site Free EU Scotland Independent research
Kay and Morrison (2013) Evidencing the social and cultural benefits and costs of migration in Scotland This collaborative study explores the social and cultural impacts of migration in Glasgow. In addition, the study addresses the question of how such local level experiences can be mapped out and evidenced in a manner that contributes to policy debate at local, regional and national levels. The study utilised the knowledge and experience of key stakeholders who provide support and other services to migrants within the city. Data were collected through interviews and workshops. Kay and Morrison (2013) highlight a number of key themes that emerge from their work. The authors draw attention to some of the implications and policy lessons to emerge from the research and provide a succinct survey of both current and potential further research. Intended primarily as a pilot study, the research involved collaborative work between the University of Glasgow, COSLA Strategic Migration Partnership (CSMP) and Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet), it provides an excellent platform for further collaborative research within this important area of migration study. Read More Visit site Free Glasgow City
Rolfe and Metcalf (2009) Recent Migration into Scotland: The Evidence Base This National Institute of Economic and Social Research publication authored by Rolfe and Metcalf (2009) reviews evidence from a wide range of sources (published and unpublished, qualitative and quantitative) to assess the impact of migration to Scotland since 2004. In addition to assessing the impact of A8 migrants, the report also considers the impact of the arrival of refugee and asylum seekers. The authors assess the impact of these immigration flows in economic, employment and social spheres. The report finds that the statistical data that is available is rather limited. In addition, the authors identify a number of gaps where information needs to be improved. Additional research is particularly needed in the domains of health, education, crime, children and social care. In order to effectively inform policy, more information is required on barriers to accessing employment, migrant access to services and the catalysts and barriers to community integration. The study reflects the fact that migration does increase demand for public services but it also acknowledges migration’s central role in the Scottish Government’s economic strategy. Read More Visit site Free A8, Asylum seeker, Refugee Scotland Scottish Government
Saggar et al. (2012) The impacts of migration on social cohesion and integration The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) was established in 2007 to advise the UK government on issues relating to migration. Saggar et al. (2012) present their report to MAC which included an assessment of the impacts of migration on social cohesion and integration. The authors observe that defining the concepts of ‘social cohesion’ and ‘integration’ is an important step in order to make effective analytical use of such elusive ideas. A considerable effort is made to provide the reader with detailed conceptual frameworks for consideration. Cohesion is examined in terms of how migration affects local neighbourhoods. Integration is measured with reference to a range of social and economic areas. The impact that migration has on the host country is also considered in terms of the consequences migration has for British national identity. The authors find that there was no significant impact on cohesion stemming from new immigration; the report advocates that cohesion and integration policy development should focus on issues related to deprivation rather than on migration per-se. Read More Visit site Free UK Government document
Scottish Government (2010) Demographic Change in Scotland This report is driven by the Scottish Government’s requirement for accurate information on Scotland’s population and potential demographic changes (in terms of profile and population growth). This information is needed in order to prepare policy responses to future demographic changes. Within this comprehensive report migration is identified as a key area which has implications for Scotland’s population growth and economic growth targets along with service delivery planning and objectives. The report recognises that recent migration has had a significant impact on population growth in Scotland. It is important to recognise that migration provides the principle opportunity for short-term population growth in Scotland and that immigration has reversed Scotland’s historic tendency towards net out-migration. This Scottish Government report gathers vital evidence to aid better understanding of the complexity of the demographic change currently underway in Scotland. The report gives due consideration to issues of service impact and new policy formation, it also provides a good platform for further investigation of the issues raised. Read More Visit site Free Scotland Scottish Government