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The cost of cutting immigration

The cost of cutting immigration

David Goodhart — Head of Policy Exchange’s Demography, Immigration, and Integration unit — reflects on whether there is an economic cost attached to the Government’s aim of reducing immigration to ‘tens of thousands’. He argues that the connection between economic growth and high immigration is not at all clear and that the future fiscal contribution of immigrants depends on who comes

Integration and the French Election

Integration and the French Election

In the latest of our ongoing series of articles commenting on the French Presidential election, Richard Norrie — Policy Exchange’s Demography, Immigration, and Integration Research Fellow — discusses the ethnic composition of France. He argues that — whatever the contest’s result — ‘anxieties about integration are not going to go away’.

Reflections on the Coming Brexit Labour Market Disaster (Or Not)

Reflections on the Coming Brexit Labour Market Disaster (Or Not)

David Goodhart — Policy Exchange’s Head of Demography, Immigration, and Integration — responds to the way in which the business pages have covered the labour-market consequences of Brexit. He contends that, while the coverage has been ‘overwhelmingly gloomy’, it has also, ‘between the lines, been grudgingly optimistic’. 

A response to the McGregor-Smith Review on ethnic-minority progression in the workplace

A response to the McGregor-Smith Review on ethnic-minority progression in the workplace

Richard Norrie — Policy Exchange’s Demography, Immigration, and Integration Research Fellow — explains why the review is ‘statistically crude’ and ‘overly pessimistic’. He contends that ‘we now need to pursue the argument that ethnic-minority progression and inclusion is a matter of basic justice, and also essential if we are to be a successful and integrated multi-ethnic society’.

Ted Cantle on the Casey Review

Ted Cantle on the Casey Review

Ted Cantle — founder of the Institute of Community Cohesion — writes for Policy Exchange’s Integration Hub website on the topic of the Casey Review, which he says ‘has firmly put community cohesion and integration back on the agenda’

Are We Becoming More or Less Segregated?

Are We Becoming More or Less Segregated?

Richard Norrie — Policy Exchange’s Demography, Immigration, and Integration Research Fellow — discusses the issue of neighbourhood division. He concludes that we need to ‘stop apportioning blame’, and move forward

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