This seminar Integration of Brits in Turkey and Turks in Britain was presented by Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci on 3 May as part of the seminar series 'The political economy of immigration'.
International migration studies have largely focused on movers from the developing countries, or the South. Nevertheless, about one third of the global human mobility happens within the North and from North to South. Hence there is a need for reconsidering our understanding of global human mobility. Despite the hierarchy in the language used in describing categories of movers, there are similarities in causes, mechanisms and lived experiences.
In Professor Sirkeci's study, integration patterns of English-speaking movers in Turkey and those of Turkish-speaking movers in Britain have been contrasted. Particular attention has been paid to the perceived discrimination and integration outcomes. Drawing on analyses of census data from both Turkey and the UK, labour force survey data and the findings of a survey conducted from 2014 to 2016, patterns of integration are discussed.
Read Professor Ibrahim's accompanying blog post, 'Migration from Turkey to the UK'