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Netto et al. (2011) Poverty and ethnicity in Scotland This substantial report by Netto et al. (2011) examines the relationship between ethnicity and poverty as found in Scotland. The report examines ethnic minority vulnerability to poverty and considers how vulnerable groups might escape the poverty trap. Covering a wide-range of factors - including income and employment, health, educational attainment, housing and homelessness - the report also presents a review of existing statistical data with the aim of identifying potential sources of quantitative evidence. A superior evidence base would allow researchers to better gauge the incidence and extent of poverty, deprivation and related problems in Scotland’s ethnic minority populations. This report by Netto et al. (2011) goes a considerable way towards addressing the research gap in Scotland on the relationship between poverty and ethnicity. The study highlights the distinct demographic and settlement patterns found in Scotland which are unlike those found in other parts of the UK. Under-researched topic areas which would benefit from further study are also identified. Read More Visit site Free Scotland Third sector
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