International migrants

Madhu Satsangi, Nick Gallent and Mark Bevan

in The rural housing question

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9781847423856
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303985 | DOI:
International migrants

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Until the early twenty-first century, the movement of international migrants into rural areas of Britain had been a limited feature of population gains. However, the arrival of migrant workers following the enlargement of the European Union in 2004 reshaped the patterns of international migration flows. A key dimension of these movements was their scale. For the first time, many rural localities in Britain hosted significant migrant populations, and many challenges sprouted as new diversity emerged in the previously not so ethnically diverse populations. Reviews of the impact of migrant workers have identified a range of factors affecting the workers themselves, and also the broader impacts on the communities where they live and work. Among these issues include services, employment, social activities and community cohesion. This chapter focuses on the housing implications of flows of Accession Eight (A8) migrant workers both for rural localities and for the migrants themselves.

Keywords: international migrants; rural areas; Britain; migrant workers; European Union; housing implications; services; employment; social activities; community cohesion; Accession Eight; rural localities

Chapter.  4394 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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