|Subject:||Demographic and social trends|
A new book examined the role that international migration had played in Europe and in selected other OECD countries over the preceding decade in terms of labour force, educational attainment, and occupational changes.
Source: OECD/European Union, Matching Economic Migration with Labour Market Needs, OECD Publishing
A think-tank report examined the demographics, geography, life experiences, attitudes, and socio-economic status of the five largest minority ethnic groups in the United Kingdom (Indian, Pakistani, Black African, Black Caribbean, and Bangladeshi). It said that Black and minority ethnic communities would continue to increase (making up almost one third of the UK population by 2050), that the communities were geographically concentrated in a few, very large cities (especially London, Birmingham, and Manchester), and that there were differences between the communities that were important for policy-makers and politicians to understand. Drawing on data from existing survey sources (the 2011 Census, Understanding Society, and the 2010 Ethnic Minority British Election Study), the report chapters covered: community origins; population; geography; citizenship and identity; religion; household composition; economic activity; health; education; media; and politics and civic engagement.
Source: Rishi Sunak and Saratha Rajeswaran, A Portrait of Modern Britain, Policy Exchange