Critique Of Social Support And Migration

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Critique of Social Support and Migration in Scotland Project on Experiences of Social Security and Prospects for Long Term Settlement in Scotland amongst Migrants from Central Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union. 1. Introduction Academics in the United Kingdom have a long experience of conducting research on migrants and refugees. However, when ten Eastern European states joined the European Union in 2004 and 2007, and many new migrants arrived, it became a challenge to an academic world to investigate this new phenomenon. One of the attempts to comprehend this unknown territory is the research conducted by the University of Glasgow and the University of Swansea; called the Social Support and Migration in Scotland (SSAMIS). Their research tries to study “perspectives and experiences of 'social security ' amongst migrants from Central Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union in Scotland.” The purpose of this essay is to critically discuss if in overall the SSAMIS project is a successful piece of research. This is a challenging task as the research still has not been finished. Nevertheless, it is possible to look at their research methods and initial findings to say if the research seems to achieve its aims. In order to do it, this essay will be divided into three main parts: 1) overview of the research conducted by SSAMIS, 2) research methods, and 3) initial findings. In each part, the discussion on the research will be conducted with the presentation of some examples
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