Category Archives: integration

The conflicting policy agendas of immigration control and ending child poverty

By: Jonathan Price, Research Officer Welfare benefit restrictions have been used by the UK government for years in an attempt to manage migration as well as create savings to the public purse. These restrictions are part of a broader package … Continue reading

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Italy’s oldest and newest migrants: Challenges for second generation Somalis

By: Giulia Liberatore, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, COMPAS and Ismail Einashe, freelance journalist and researcher Long known for its history of mass emigration Italy is today one of Europe’s migrant hot spots, with an estimated 4.6 million foreign nationals residents … Continue reading

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Not racist, just resentful

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher In continental Europe, governments, civil society and academics are increasingly likely to repeat the mantra that integration is “a two-way process” involving both migrants and receiving society. All too often, though, governments place … Continue reading

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On the mainstreaming of EAL provision in England

By: Ole Jensen, Research Officer The percentage of 5-16 year old pupils in English schools who are recorded in the English as Additional Language (EAL) category more than doubled from 7.6% in 1997 to 16.2% in 2013. Paradoxically perhaps, policy … Continue reading

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Backing themselves: East Timorese labour migrants in Oxford

By: Andrew McWilliam, Associate Professor, Australian National University Andrew was a visiting academic at COMPAS September –December 2014. His blog post reports on recent research with migrants in Oxford. Most afternoons in East Oxford, one can find small groups of young … Continue reading

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