Demography, Immigration and Integration

Whatever happened to integration?

The decline of the White British population in inner-city Britain appears to have halted and may even have reversed, according to a new report on ethnic integration and segregation.

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Time to ban the graduate only job? The era of the indiscriminate expansion of higher education is at an end

Is it game up for the bloated higher education sector in the UK? One of the main factors driving expansion in recent years has been the growing number of jobs that have become graduate only, including nursing. Parents and young people have seen higher education as the only route to safety and success. As the economist Stephen Davies puts it, it has shifted from being a consumption good to an investment good.

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Rethinking social mobility for the levelling up era

It is time for a new approach to social mobility. For the past 20 years it has focused too much on the “long” mobility of sending people from disadvantaged backgrounds to elite universities and into the higher professions. That is a desirable goal but for social mobility to be fit for the levelling up era it needs to be relevant to a much more broader group of people, and needs to focus on the supply of decent jobs for a range of talents and aptitudes and not just reorder the queue for entry into the professional elite.

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Sajid Javid praises Policy Exchange’s ‘hugely important’ work

Speaking at Policy Exchange’s annual reception at Conservative Party Conference, the Home Secretary said: “If I think about the policies regarding all the different roles I’ve had in Government – in every different role I’ve had there’s always been something from Policy Exchange that has helped us shape policy and have a real impact.

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Passport and map

Policy Exchange welcomes “typically hard-headed and balanced” MAC report

Welcoming most aspects of the Migration Advisory Committee’s report published today (18th September) Policy Exchange’s Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration David Goodhart said: “Policy Exchange welcomes most of the MAC report on EU migration...
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Passport, suitcase and map

Immigration after Brexit: change and continuity

A post Brexit immigration system should clamp down on low skilled EU immigration but adopt a lighter touch approach for professionals, argues Policy Exchange’s Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration, David Goodhart, in a new paper Immigration After Brexit.

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Rethinking social mobility for the levelling up era

Rethinking social mobility for the levelling up era

It is time for a new approach to social mobility. For the past 20 years it has focused too much on the “long” mobility of sending people from disadvantaged backgrounds to elite universities and into the higher professions. That is a desirable goal but for social mobility to be fit for the levelling up era it needs to be relevant to a much more broader group of people, and needs to focus on the supply of decent jobs for a range of talents and aptitudes and not just reorder the queue for entry into the professional elite.

The Border Audit

The Border Audit

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Brexit and the ending of free movement, the persistent problem of illegal immigration and the need to avoid any repeat of the Windrush scandal, have combined to put some kind of national identity system right back on the political agenda. One option would be to roll out the ID management system now being developed for the 3.6m EU citizens to everyone. The border should also be a higher priority for future public investment, according to a new report by Policy Exchange’s Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration David Goodhart, The Border Audit: A post-Windrush review.

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Time to ban the graduate only job? The era of the indiscriminate expansion of higher education is at an end

Time to ban the graduate only job? The era of the indiscriminate expansion of higher education is at an end

Is it game up for the bloated higher education sector in the UK? One of the main factors driving expansion in recent years has been the growing number of jobs that have become graduate only, including nursing. Parents and young people have seen higher education as the only route to safety and success. As the economist Stephen Davies puts it, it has shifted from being a consumption good to an investment good.

Immigration after Brexit

Immigration after Brexit

Policy Exchange’s David Goodhart takes a look at the latest report on immigration policy post-Brexit and finds much to support – with a few questions remaining.

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Policy Exchange experts dominate MPs’ reading list

Policy Exchange experts dominate MPs’ reading list

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Two of Policy Exchange’s experts are among the most read authors in Parliament, a new Freedom of Information request has revealed. Road to Somewhere, by Policy Exchange’s Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration David Goodhart (longlisted for this year’s Orwell Prize) was the second most borrowed book in the House of Commons, behind only ‘How Parliament Works’. The Head of our Britain in the World Project Professor John Bew’s Orwell Prize-winning Citizen Clem was also one of the most borrowed books in the House of Commons in 2017. Both books were named last year by the Observer among their 100 best political books.

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