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Migrant Integration in Times of Economic Crisis : Policy Responses from European and North American

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This book examines how the severe economic downturn following the 2007-2008 financial crisis affected the structural integration and quality of life of urban migrants in Europe and North America. It compares the experiences of migrants from Poland, Romania, Serbia, Pakistan, and Ghana in five similar, secondary global cities of Hamburg (Germany), Barcelona (Spain), Chicago (USA), Toronto (Ontario, Canada), and Montréal (Québec, Canada) over the period of 2000-2015. The work uses statistical analysis to gauge changes in residential segregation and structural integration (such as unemployment, poverty, and social assistance rates). It then provides qualitative analyses of individual city neighborhoods where the target migrant groups have settled, exploring each community's unique evolution and the ambivalent impact that local policy responses have had on their quality of life. With this study, researchers, instructors, students, and policymakers with an interest in migration, urban development, and global cities will be far more knowledgeable of both the potential and limits of policy efforts. 
Number of Pages: 117
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Series Title: Europe in Crisis
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Patrick R. Ireland
Language: English
Street Date: August 11, 2017
TCIN: 52916339
UPC: 9783319580999
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-1474
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