Many of the papers in this research strand were developed as part of the GEMM “Growth, Equal Opportunities, Migration and Markets” Project which I led between 2015-2018. The project (value 2 498 510€) was funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission, specifically the EURO-2-2014 call: The European growth agenda Research and Innovation action 4: Migration, prosperity and growth. GEMM addressed the challenges and barriers that European countries face in managing the mobility of persons to realize competitiveness and growth. More information on the project including briefing and newsletters can be found on its website: http://www.gemm2020.eu
Demireva, N. (2021) “Theoretical frameworks underlying research on the ‘lived’ experiences of migration” Chapter 1 pp. 21-42 in Migration Insights, Kovacheva, S and Popivanov, B. (ed.) ”On the road: Migration as part of the lived experience of Bulgarian immigrants in the EU”, St. Kliment Ohridki University Press, Sofia
Demireva, N. and Zwysen, W. (2021). “Ethnic Enclaves, Economic and Political Threat: An Investigation With the European Social Survey.” Frontiers in Sociology 6(110).
Zwysen, W. and Demireva, N. (2020). “Who benefits from host country skills? Evidence of heterogeneous labour market returns to host country skills by migrant motivation”, ISER Working Paper Series
Editor (with Fabio Quassoli) of Special Issue: An Introduction to The Lived Experiences of Migration: Individual Strategies, Institutional Settings and Destination Effects in the European Mobility Process”, Social Inclusion, Volume 7, Issue 4
Demireva, N. and Quassoli, F. (2019) “An Introduction to The Lived Experiences of Migration: Individual Strategies, Institutional Settings and Destination Effects in the European Mobility Process”, Social Inclusion, Volume 7, Issue 4.
Demireva, N. (2019) “Receiving Country Investments and Acquisitions: How Migrants Negotiate the Adaptation to Their Destination”, Social Inclusion, Volume 7, Issue 4.
Editor (with Ivana Fellini) of Special Issue: Returns to Human Capital and the Incorporation of Highly-Skilled Workers in the Public and Private Sector of Major Immigrant Societies”, Social Inclusion, Volume 6, Issue 3
Demireva, N. and Fellini, I. (2018). An Introduction to “Returns to Human Capital and the Incorporation of Highly-Skilled Workers in the Public and Private Sector of Major Immigrant Societies”, Social Inclusion, 6(3), 1-5.
Zwysen, W. and Demireva, N. (2018). An Examination of Ethnic Hierarchies and Returns to Human Capital in the UK. Social Inclusion, 6(3), 6-33.
Lo Iacono, S. and Demireva, N. (2018). Returns to Foreign and Host Country Qualifications: Evidence from the US on the Labour Market Placement of Migrants and the Second Generation. Social Inclusion, 6(3), 142-152.
Zwysen, W. and Demireva, N. (2018) “Ethnic and migrant penalties in job quality in the UK: the role of residential concentration and occupational clustering.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2018): 1-22.
Demireva, N. and Heath, A. (2017) Minority Embeddedness and Economic Integration: Is Diversity or Homogeneity Associated with Better Employment Outcomes? Social Inclusion, Volume 5, Issue 1
Diversity and Social Cohesion
I have been studying diversity at the local level and its relationship to social cohesion. My research underlies the role that diversity plays for the integration for migrants and minorities, and cautions not to underestimate the importance of structural disadvantage for fractures in the social glue.
Demireva, N., with Anthony Heath, and Ceri Peach “Segregation, Ethnic Flights and Stereotyping in the Context of the British Neighbourhood” (under review)
Russell-Jonsson, K. and Demireva, N. (2018) “Does the ethno-religious diversity of a neighbourhood affect the perceived health of its residents?” Social Science & Medicine 204 (2018): 108-116.
Demireva, N. and Heath, A. (2015) “Informal, Associational Bonding and Associational Bridging: Which Ties Matter Most for Minority Involvement and Integration” Chapter 8, pp 126-145 in in Li, Y. (ed) The Handbook of Research Methods and Applications on Social Capital, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Heath, A. and Demireva, N. (2014) “Has multiculturalism failed in Britain?” Ethnic and Racial Studies 37(1): 161-180.
Demireva, N. and Heath, A. (2014) “Diversity and the Civic Spirit in British Neighbourhoods: An Investigation with MCDS and EMBES 2010 Data.” Sociology: 48 (4): 643-663.Integration
Kesler,C. and Demireva, N. (2011) “Social Cohesion and Host Country Nationality among Immigrants in Western Europe”, Chapter 8, pp.209-236 in “Naturalisation: A Passport For The Better Integration Of Immigrants?”, OECD Publications
I will use the newly available UKHLS immigrant boost alongside the ethnic minority samples and the BHPS to examine early employment (dis)advantages and their relationship to family formation among immigrants and their children (an evidence gap highlighted by Adsera and Ferrer 2015); we will use the panel survey to interrogate whether there is a catch-up during early career stages between the first and second generation, and between the second generation and the majority population (this will complement projects in Strand 2.1 of MISOC).