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Title: Stranger guests : a socio-economic analysis of hosting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK
Author: Kausar, Rukhsana
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2009
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The main objective of this thesis is to conduct a socio-economic analysis of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and to examine the impact or consequences that refugees often pose for the hosting economy e.g. their assimilation in the new society and economy as well as attitudes from the host nation towards them. Attempts are made to clearly distinguish between asylum seekers/refugees and other immigrants in order to examine how their labour market performance varies by constructing an indicator of the immigrant's route's of entry to the UK using information from the Labour Force Survey, Home Office and UNHCR sources. The thesis is developed as follows: Chapter 1 presents an introduction and overview of the different immigration phases in the UK. Some fundamental literature on key issues relating to immigrants' socio-economic impact is discussed in Chapter 2, while recent immigration trends and policies in Europe and the UK are covered in Chapter 3. In chapters 4 and 5, micro data from the Quarterly Labour Force Survey from 2001-2006 is analysed using econometric techniques to explore the labour market performance of different categories of immigrants. The social impact of refugees and asylum seekers are focused upon in Chapter 6 by examining public attitudes to these groups. Chapter 7 contains the concluding comments.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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