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Molnár (2011) The integration process of immigrants in Scotland, UK and in Washington Molnár (2011) provides a comparative study of migrant integration, focusing on the experiences of migrants moving from former Soviet Union countries to the UK (Scotland) and the USA (Washington). The researcher gathered survey data from questionnaires completed by both migrants and local participants within the host countries, in conjunction with interviews with both migrants and local authorities, to closely examine the integration process. The study provides an interesting account of how such integration processes and acculturation are impacted on by the attitudes and characteristics of the host society but also of the attitudes of migrants themselves. As such, the author argues such factors can play a significant positive or negative role for individuals during the period of integration. This comparative study clearly demonstrates both that integration is a complex phenomenon and the important place immigration holds within contemporary societies throughout the world, accompanied by subsequent benefits and tensions. Read More Visit site Free TCN Scotland, USA Book
Sime et al. (2010) At Home Abroad: The life experiences of Eastern European migrant children in Scotland This report, brings to the fore the experiences of migrant children, giving them a voice which otherwise goes unheard. Their valuable input provides a useful tool for the improvement of service provision for migrant children and their families. The study reveals that although children do not contribute to the family decision to migrate, migrant children emerge as facilitators and mediators post-migration. Children play a crucial role for their families, helping adults to access services and construct new social networks following arrival. In effect migrant children begin playing the role of cultural brokers. The study also found that children were happy with their experiences of education. This satisfaction (and other beneficial opportunities associated with migration) was central to the decision that migrant parents made to remain in Scotland or return to the country of origin. The report concludes that migrant children’s successful transition is a vital factor that policy makers must consider when bidding to attract and retain skilled migrants. Read More Visit site Free EU Scotland Academic research
Yu (2000) Chinese older people: A need for social inclusion in two communities This study highlights the impact on the quality of life of elderly Chinese people living in Scotland as a result of difficulties in accessing mainstream public services and inadequate levels of support from within the Chinese community. Incorporating Glasgow within a comparative context with other areas within the UK which have Chinese communities, Yu (2000) examines this vulnerable group through analysis of data gathered from workers within the community care sector and interviews with elderly Chinese themselves. The paper examines a range of related issues such as gender specific problems, self-esteem, Chinese culture and traditional values, lifelong learning, social participation and the social networks they rely on. Yu (2000) provides recommendations for improved policy and practice to facilitate the inclusion of this group fully within both the Chinese community and Scottish society. For more work on this under-researched ethnic group, see also an earlier study by Bailey et al (1994) which provides analysis of Scotland’s Chinese community. Read More Visit site Free TCN Glasgow City, UK Book