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Journal Article

The changing face of Pakistani migration to the United Kingdom

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Publication date

2017

Summary

This article brings together a range of data sources to chart cohort change in the human capital characteristics of Pakistani immigrants to the United Kingdom over the last fifty years. We demonstrate how restrictions on labor migration and family reunification have transformed characteristics of new arrivals while still maintaining some elements of chain migration patterns. Despite these changes, we note substantial consistency in the sociocultural characteristics of Pakistani-origin U.K. residents across cohorts, specifically in identity, religiosity, and social networks. We reflect on the implications of these patterns of change and continuity.

Published in

AAPI Nexus Journal: Policy, Practice, and Community

ISSN

16

Subjects

Human Capital, Migration, Social Change, and Ethnic Groups

Links

LSE Research Online - http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/84572/

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