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Ethnicity and Integration John Stillwell

Ethnicity and Integration By John Stillwell

Ethnicity and Integration by John Stillwell

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The theme of this volume is ethnicity and the implications for integration of our increasingly ethnically diversified population. New research findings from a range of census, survey and administrative data sources are presented, and case studies are included.

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Ethnicity and Integration by John Stillwell

Robustandforensicanalysisofrelevantdatasupportedbyscienti?cmethodologies is key to challenging contemporary debates around the use and abuse of race statistics.Controversiessurroundingthecollection,interpretationanduseofrace, ethnicityandethnicgroupdatahavealonghistory.BeingrootedinEugenics,this area of study has sparked intense reactions over the years. The abuse of 'race' statisticsisnotonlyapparentduringtimesofuncertaintybuthasbeenentrenchedin social policies and political discourses in Britain since the 1950s. The collection of research studies in this book is therefore much needed and timely, not least becauseofrecentdebatessurroundingthenatureandinteractionsofminorityethnic populationsinBritain. The numbers game is not new in British political discourses but took a nasty turnpost9/11andpeakedpost7/7 withdiversitybeingnegativelyassociatedwith concernsinrelationtopopulationsegregation,communitycon?ictsandterrorism. This book effectively debunks several myths and misinterpretions pertaining to populationdiversity,spatialdensityandthenatureofsocialrelationshipsbetween minority and majority groups. More importantly, armed with scienti?c evidence, it challenges the claim that spatial segregation along ethnic and racial lines is necessarily an indication of community tensions, social fragmentation and communitycon? icts. Despite the obvious bene?ts of valid and reliable data on population diversity for understanding social change and improving social conditions, there was little appetiteonthepartoftheBritishGovernmenttoformallycollectnationalstatistics onethnicityuntil1991.Notwithstandingthis,thechaptersinthisbookdemonstrate thatdatafromthe1991and2001Censusescan,despitetheirlimitations,provide Kay Hampton (BA Hons, MA, PhD, FRSA, FHEA) is Professor in Communities and Race Relations at the Glasgow Caledonian University. She was Chair, Deputy Chair and Scottish Commissioner on the Commission for Racial Equality (2003-2007) and Commissioner on the EqualityandHumanRightsCommission(2006-2009).SheiscurrentlyaCommissionerforthe ScottishHumanRightsCommission. 1 ThebombingsoftheTwinTowersinNewYorkon9September2001andtheLondonbombings on7July2005. v vi Foreword useful baseline statistics for conducting in-depth, analytical studies in contested areasof'race'andethnicity.

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 Becares 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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