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Ethnicity and Integration

Stillwell, John, van Ham, Maarten (Eds.)

2010, XVI, 320 p.

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  • Presents new research findings from a range of census, survey and administrative data sources
  • Includes case studies of applications of a range of quantitative techniques
  • Discusses topics of applied and policy-related significance
The ethnic composition of Britain’s population is changing rapidly as the 21st century progresses. Some commentators predict a catastrophic future of increasing ethnic segregation and community breakdown, whereas others say that the benefits of ethnic pluralism and cultural diversity will lead to a more integrated society. This book addresses many of the key issues and debates associated with ethnicity and integration in Britain. It provides the reader with an enhanced understanding of ethnic population change and residential concentration, ethnic household dynamics, internal and international migration, the relationship between ethnicity and health, crime, identity and language, as well as ethnic population projections. Collectively, the findings presented here constitute an evidence base for policymakers and practitioners to draw upon when formulating solutions to the range of problems at local, regional and national level that are associated with an increasingly multi-ethnic society. This book is the third volume of the interdisciplinary series entitled ‘Understanding Population Trends and Processes’. Volume 1 reports the findings of research on fertility, living arrangements, care and mobility, whilst Volume 2 contains selected studies of spatial and social disparities in Britain using various secondary data sets.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Census - Cultural diversity - Demographic perspective - Demographics - England - Ethnic Geographies - Ethnic Segregation - Fertility - Health - Immigration - Labour Market - Population projections - Trends - Wales - demographic rates

Related subjects » Economic Policy - Population Economics - Population Studies - Public Health - Social Sciences - Wellbeing & Quality-of-Life

Table of contents 

1: Ethnicity and Integration: John Stillwell and Maarten van Ham.- 2: Ethnic Group Population Change and Integration: A Demographic Perspective on Ethnic Geographies: Nissa Finney.- 3: Ethnic Residential Segregation Change in England and Wales: Albert Sabater.- 4: Ethnicity and Fertility in the United Kingdom: Sylvie Dubuc and John Haskey.- 5: Neighbourhood Ethnic Mix and the Formation of Mixed-ethnic Unions in Britain: Zhiqiang Feng, Paul Boyle, Maarten van Ham and Gillian Raab.- 6: Ethnic Internal Migration in England and Wales: Spatial Analysis Using a District Classification Framework: John Stillwell and Serena Hussain.- 7: Do Ethnic Groups Migrate Towards Areas of High Concentration of Their Own Group Within England and Wales?: Antonia Simon.- 8: Understanding the Impact of Immigration on the Labour Market Outcomes of British Workers: Marina Shaginyan-Shapira.- 9: Black Africans in England: A Diversity of Integration Experiences: Lavinia Mitton and Peter Aspinall.-10: Ethnic Differences in Physical Activity and Obesity: Vanessa Higgins and Angela Dale.- 11: Racial Discrimination and Health: Exploring the Possible Protective Effects of Ethnic Density: Mai Stafford, Laia Bécares and James Nazroo.- 12: Ethnic Variation in Crime-Related Experiences: A Statistical Comparison of Asian and Black Responses on the British Crime Survey 2001-2007: Paula Kautt.- 13: Exploring the Links Between Population Heterogeneity and Perceptions of Social Cohesion in England:Joanna Taylor, Liz Twigg and John Mohan.- 14: Ethnic Group Populations: The Components for Projection, Demographic Rates and Trends: Paul Norman, Philip Rees, Pia Wohland and Peter Boden.- Index

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