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de Lima et al. (2011) Community consultation on poverty and ethnicity in Scotland The study by de Lima et al. (2011) seeks better understanding of income disparity and associated levels of poverty across a number of ethnic groups. Low paid Chinese, Eastern European, white Scottish and Traveller ethnic groups are included in the study. Research is conducted in Fife and Highland regions and local stakeholders contribute to the data that is analysed. Interviews sought to examine the perceptions of meaning and causes of poverty, its impact and the strategies employed to manage and ultimately escape the poverty trap. The study provides a fascinating insight into first-hand accounts of different ethnic groups’ experiences of poverty in Scotland. The subsequent discussion of policy implications is also valuable. See Barnard and Turner (2011) which examines evidence on the relationship between poverty and ethnicity across a number of domains, likewise Netto et al. (2011) and Hudson et al. (2013) which examines the link between ethnicity and poverty experienced by low paid workers. Read More Visit site Free Highland, Fife Third sector
Martowicz and Roach (2014), Polish Language Learning in Scotland Key Facts and Opportunities According to the 2001 Scottish Census, Polish has become the largest community language in Scotland. It is spoken as the main language of 61,000 speakers (1.2% of the population). According to the 2013 "Growing up in Scotland" report, Polish is being spoken as the only language in 3% of all households and in 31% of those where any other language is spoken in addition to English. Economic links between Poland and Scotland have strengthened significantly within the last 10 years with exports worth an estimated £8bn annually. Polish cultural and creative industries in Scotland are also thriving. In light of these facts it is surprising that the the Polish language remains completely unrecognised as a resource in Scotland and no provision has been made for it within the Scottish school system. The present report calls for urgent steps to rectify this situation. Read More Visit site Free Scotland Research Report
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