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Understanding the association between rural ethnicity and inequalities

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This chapter examines inequalities arising from ethnicity in a rural context. It identifies how different factors, including recent patterns of international migration and historical legacies of ethnic diversity, intertwine to produce multi-cultural rural areas. First of all an overview of the significance of the ‘ethnic’ label is presented, recognizing its limitations and also its usefulness. Having established this context the review proceeds by highlighting the way in which rural ethnic inequalities are measured. The processes that produce inequalities among ethnic groups are examined, with particular attention on migration and space and place, but mindful of historical legacies along with economic transformations and associated recent migration patterns.

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Author(s): McAreavey R

Editor(s): Shucksmith, M. & Brown, D. L.

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies

Year: 2016

Pages: 477-494

Print publication date: 19/05/2016

Online publication date: 20/05/2016

Acceptance date: 20/07/2015

Publisher: Routledge

Place Published: London and New York


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ISBN: 9781138804371