Category Archives: integration

Sticking plaster solutions? City-level responses to destitute migrant families

By: Jonathan Price, Research Officer Laws and policies framing the entitlements of migrants to welfare benefits lie at the intersection of two of Europe’s most contentious contemporary public debates: immigration and welfare. These often tense and emotive debates are the … Continue reading

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Boom and Bust: Where do migrant health professionals fit into the reforming NHS?

By: Helen McCarthy, Research Assistant Migration and the NHS It seems that in recent months the NHS has barely been out of the news. Whether it’s the privatisation of services, the impending funding crisis, or the length of waiting times … Continue reading

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The Scottish diaspora and Scottish independence

By: Rob McNeil,  Head of Media and Communications, Migration Observatory (This piece was first published as a Migration Observatory Commentary) Emigration and identity Much of the discussion around the relevance of migration and migrants to the Scottish independence debate revolves around … Continue reading

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Reverse missionizing: Migration, Christianity, and civic engagement in London

By: Leslie Fesenmyer, ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellow Much current public and policy discourse in the United Kingdom is concerned with migrants and with religion. When these topics converge, it is typically in relation to Muslim (im)migrants.  Yet, at Easter this … Continue reading

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Norway’s not so cuddly welfare state

By: Sarah Spencer, Senior Fellow Who might we expect to be more caring of migrants in need of health care than Norway, its welfare state renowned for comprehensive, cradle to the grave protection? Not so, it seems, if they are … Continue reading

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