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Title: Internal migration, community background and residential segregration in Northern Ireland
Author: Catney, Gemma Roberta
ISNI:       0000 0001 3525 2054
Awarding Body: Queen's University of Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis is co~cerned with internal migration and its relationship with community backgrou~d ('religion or religion brought up in') and residential segregation in Northern Ireland. The principal concerns are how far community background has an impact on migration patterns, and the role of migration as a process in the maintenance, reinforcement or erosion of population concentrations. While the project has addressed major gaps in research on internal migration in Northern Ireland, key foci have been on the advancement of our empirical and conceptual understanding of migration and residential segregation, and on developing and applying innovative methods for the analysis, interpretation and understanding of these issues more broadly. A mixed methods approach was adopted to fulfil the research aims and key findings include that non-sectarian factors have an important influence on migration patterns and processes in the region. Quantitative analyses of migration data from the 2001 Census of Population of Northern Ireland suggested that various economic, social, demographic and housing characteristics were important. Likewise, residential choice and motivations for migration were often found to be influenced by these characteristics, as demonstrated through qualitative research with residents of selected Supplied by The British Library - 'The world's knowledge'
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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