- Available in: Print and PDF
- Published: January 1, 2005
Edited by Tony Pilch
Published 2005 (ISBN: 1 902488 82 2) Price £9.95
Throughout its history, Britain’s population has been augmented by successive inflows of migrants. Each inflow has made significant contributions to the UK’s economic, social and cultural development. Some ethnic groups have done particularly well in terms of both education and the labour market. But despite this contribution, the debate in recent years has become more negative, and there are now serious difficulties in discussing the differences between immigration, asylum and migration; and in many instances overtones of racism are apparent. In addition the case for economic migration has often been confused, and has focused on the social costs of immigration rather than its potential economic, social and cultural benefits. Perspectives on Migration brings together essays by commentators and key experts in the field of migration. We hope that their contributions will help to develop the debate on ensuring that Britain’s immigrants continue to make a positive contribution to the country’s economic and social development.