The Equality Implications of Being a Migrant in Britain

Research Team: Eleonore Kofman, Sue Lukes, Alessio D’Angelo, Nicola Montagna

Policy changes relating to immigration, settlement, integration and citizenship are being proposed, indeed at such a rate that we can barely keep up with them. However insufficient attention is paid to the diversity of migrants, their experiences and above all, differences in their rights and the inequalities and discrimination they may experience.

This  report  effectively  assesses the equality and human rights implications of managed migration, in particular the Points-Based System, in  relation to gender, age, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation; determines the availability of statistical data on migrants to measure and evaluate inequalities and discrimination by age, disability, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation; outlines who are the new migrants by nationality, gender and their socio-economic characteristics and reviews access to and use of services, such as housing, health and social care, education, legal services, harassment and financial exclusion,  and whether migrants experience barriers or discrimination in service-delivery.

The equality implications of being a migrant in Britain