Eurostat data on immigrant integration provides counterweight to perceptions of UK ‘nativism’

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Series Details 28.11.16
Publication Date 28/11/2016
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Integration of migrant populations is a complex subject, but the a batch of data released by the EU’s statistics office Eurostat in October 2016 on migrants integration showed that the UK had a good story to tell and performed well amongst European countries on immigrant labour market integration and educational attainment.

The UK must emphasise this open, inclusive image in its diplomatic efforts with the EU and the wider world in order to overcome the perception that Brexit marks an introspective turn. Alex Greer takes a closer look at the data.

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ESO: Background information: What next after Brexit? Immigration and integration in post-referendum Britain
ESO: In Focus: Brexit - The United Kingdom and the European Union
Eurostat: Migrants Integration
Eurostat: News Release, No.213, October 2016: Migrant population characteristics. Second generation immigrants in the EU generally well integrated into the labour market ... ... and have high educational attainment
ESO: Background information: Xenophobia Britannica? Anti-immigrant attitudes in the UK are among the strongest in Europe
OECD/European Union (2015), Indicators of Immigrant Integration 2015: Settling In

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