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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
Scottish Government (2013a) New Scots: Integrating refugees in Scotland's communities This publication outlines the Scottish government’s strategy for the support and integration of refugees and asylum-seekers in Scotland. The strategy was developed in conjunction with COSLA, the Scottish Refugee Council and a range of other support agencies with the aim to provide a framework for co-ordinating and maximising resources, to ultimately enable asylum seekers and refugees to rebuild their lives and make a full contribution to Scottish society. The strategy emphasises that integration characterised by a cohesive, multi-cultural community is in fact a two-way process that involves positive change both within newly arrived individuals and Scotland’s host communities. The document also provides a sizable amount of background information including policy context, housing, education, health, communities and social connections, employability and welfare rights. This strategy document provides a firm foundational framework for continuing work to make Scotland a more welcoming place for refugees and better facilitate their integration. Read More Visit site Free Asylum seeker, Refugee Scotland Scottish Government
Shubin and Dickey (2013) Integration and mobility of Eastern European migrants in Scotland This study of migrant integration challenges existing social policy frameworks by drawing attention to the different patterns of working and living being generated by migrant mobility. With a focus on Eastern European workers, Shubin and Dickey (2013) explore the interplay between migrant mobility and employment across Scotland. As a result, the authors offer a reconceptualised view of integration which takes account of these novel patterns. Their analysis of migrant movement, employment and integration rests on their analysis of survey and interview data. See also Shubin (2012a) which examines the mobility of Eastern European Migrants in the context of religion and exclusion in rural Scotland and similarly Shubin (2012b) which finds that the church fails to adequately consider the complexities of Eastern European migration experiences. In turn, this failure hinders integration. See Trevena et al. (2013) who examine patterns and determinants of internal mobility among post-accession Polish migrants. Read More Visit site Free EU Scotland Journal article
Stewart (2009) New issues in refugee research: The integration and onward migration of refugees in Scotland: A review of the evidence This research paper by Stewart (2009) sets out to establish the central importance of mobility in research on refugee integration. The paper gives a contextual background which considers existing UK policy on asylum. This is followed by a discussion of theoretical aspects of the study of refugee integration. The study draws on Scottish Refugee Council (SRC) data - including a case study of Glasgow – to identify the individual diversity and geographical characteristics of onward migration. These factors are considered both during the process of seeking asylum and post asylum decision. The author makes use of the SRC data to question how refugee integration may be connected to onward migration and to consider any influences involved in individual migratory decision-making. The study also examines how such factors may shed light on the process of refugee integration. For further studies on the onward migration of refugees see Stewart (2012) and see Ager and Strang (2010) on refugee integration. Read More Visit site Free Asylum seeker, Refugee Glasgow City, Scotland Independent research
Threadgold and Court (2005) Refugee inclusion: A literature review Threadgold and Court (2005) review the existing body of literature on refugee integration, evaluating the evolution and use of key terms and associated concepts. The authors address the topic from a European Union perspective examining UK Government Policy, the situation regarding integration in Scotland (including a discussion of Scottish Government policy) and the situation in Wales. The study also discusses integration in the context of indicators such as housing, health and social care welfare and education. Community safety, interaction and cohesion, employment and training and the role of the voluntary sector are also included in the analysis. This paper is an informative discussion on the history and policy relating to integration, inclusion and social cohesion. The study highlights issues of language and translation support and discusses the link between poverty and deprivation and social exclusion. The authors underscore the need to better inform host communities in order to combat negative attitudes. These are cross-cutting themes which should be considered within policy. Read More Visit site Free Refugee Scotland, Wales, UK Academic research