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Kearns and Whitley (2010) Health, Wellbeing and social inclusion of migrants in North Glasgow

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Kearns and Whitely (2010) examine the health, Wellbeing and social inclusion of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. The authors make a comparison with other residents, particularly within North Glasgow’s regeneration zones. The authors aim to establish whether or not migrants are worse off than the general population and, to identify any need for additional support. The study is based on interpretation of data from the household survey. The authors interpret the data with caution, pointing out that migrant respondents could have a different understanding of the questions being asked or may have been cautious in giving their response. The study finds that although migrants appear to be generally healthy in comparison to other groups surveyed, there is evidence which points to poor social cohesion and harassment is a relatively common experience. What is more, refugees expressed greater concern over their personal safety, while the issue of social isolation were also a cause for anxiety for those seeking asylum.

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Kearns, A. and Whitley, E. (2010) Health, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion of Migrants in North Glasgow. Glasgow: GoWell.

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