Well-Being, Cultural Capital and Social Inclusion: Immigrants in the Republic of Ireland

This article draws on survey data on child, family and neighbourhood well-being in the Republic of Ireland to examine the nature and extent of immigrant social inclusion. Focusing in particular on results for an area known as ‘the Liberties’ in Dublin, in which immigrants are overly represented, the article specifically examines: (1) the relationship between levels of adult immigrant social inclusion and well-being, (2) child well-being scores of immigrant and Irish families and (3) immigrant and host community perceptions of neighbourhood characteristics. The article also considers how and to what extent immigrant human, social and cultural capital explains these findings.

Source: Journal of International Migration and Integration Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 1-24,February 2011

Author(s):Bryan Fanning, Turtz Haase and Neil O'Boyle
Publication Date:01 Feb 2011
Geographic Focus:Ireland
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