Category Archives: migration

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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Why should social scientists in migration studies care about big data?

By: William Allen, Research Officer, Migration Observatory Earlier this year, Universities and Science Minister David Willetts announced that the UK government was releasing £73 million for research which would harness the economic and social potential of Big Data. This term carries … 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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