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Danson and Jentsch (2012) International migration and economic participation in small towns and rural areas—cross-national evidence Danson and Jentsch (2012) include Scotland (case study of the Outer Hebrides) in their cross-national comparative study of international migration to rural areas (together with the USA, Canada and Ireland). This approach allows them to discuss key themes within a comparative context. The study focuses on migrant experiences related to underemployment, pay and working conditions along with the important influence of welcoming communities for migrant settlement experience. Although chiefly cross-national in scope, the study nonetheless shows that in Scotland’s case, communities are more receptive to migrants in areas which have previously experienced sustained out-migration. In both rural and urban areas migrant workers are viewed as integral to sustaining some businesses. In turn, this means that migrant workers enjoy high rates of employment – albeit physically demanding work characterised by long or unsociable hours and low pay. The study draws attention to a continuing feature within Scotland; poor matching of migrants’ skills and qualifications with appropriate levels of employment. See also Danson and Jentsch (2009) which examines processes of inclusion and exclusion within the rural Scottish labour market. Read More Visit site Free Scotland, USA, Canada, Ireland Journal article
Goodman (2012) Fortifying Citizenship: Policy strategies for civic integration in Western Europe Goodman (2012) provides an in-depth comparative account of civic integration policy found in Western European states. Although not Scotland specific, the UK is compared with Denmark and Germany using a comparative case study approach. The case study is preceded by a more general overview of integration policy found across Europe. The study touches on the inclusive-exclusive nature of contrasting liberal and constrictive citizenship policies. The study highlights the differing strategies employed by states and the political pressures that shape citizenship policy. See also Beadle and Silverman (2007) which examines the introduction of the UK citizenship test on provision of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) in Scotland and two examples of UK policy in a European comparative context – European Migration Network (2012) on linguistic integration and Migration Network (2013) on allocation of refugees to municipalities. Read More Visit site £ UK, Denmark, Germany Journal article
Packwood and Findlay (2014) Immigration to Scotland and the constitutional change debate: Geography, difference and the question of scale Packwood and Findlay (2014) utilise data from the 2011 UK Census to comparatively explore some of the complexities of international immigration to Scotland. A particular strength of this research lies in the comparison made between Scotland and regions of England. This approach is taken in preference to an aggregate national comparison and, therefore, the researchers are able to avoid skewing their data by considering the a-typical example of London as a separate region in their statistical analysis. The analysis is considered in context of current constitutional debate in Scotland. In addition, the contradiction of UK immigration policy and Scotland’s need for migrant labour is discussed. The research shows that, when compared with each of England’s regions (including London) Scotland has – over recent years – attracted proportionally more international migrants. What is more, the study also shows that, proportionally, the number of young children and families arriving to Scotland is approximately double the rate found in London and exceeds the rate of children/family arrivals in the all of the top 3 destination cities in England. However, analysis shows that migrants to Scotland are on average staying for shorter periods than those moving to England. Read More Visit site Free Scotland Independent research