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Integration into British society

Anne White

in Polish families and migration since EU accession

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9781847428202
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303008 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847428202.003.0008
Integration into British society

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This chapter explores integration in the sense of making links with British people and learning how to operate in British society, and examines the interviewees' own perceptions about the most important ‘indicators of integration’, those aspects of inclusion which would particularly encourage them to remain in England. It addresses interviewees' sense of connectedness to the particular towns and region where they lived in the UK, and their feeling of having ‘arrived’ where they wanted to make a home. It looks at interactions between interviewees and the rest of the local community, their friendships and everyday encounters with non-Poles. It also looks at employment and schools — the areas that probably have the most direct bearing on whether or not families stay, and for how long.

Keywords: integration; British people; British society; inclusion; home; employment and schools; families

Chapter.  15079 words. 

Subjects: Migration Studies

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