11 Feb Review of data and predictions about attitudes to migration and the environment
Review of data and predictions about attitudes to migration and the environment
Government Office for Science UK
This report, commissioned by Foresight, addresses the Key Questions of Interest, which are, as outlined in section 3.1 of the specification:
a) A careful and comprehensive review of data sources that include questions about attitudes to immigration and attitudes about environmental change (as far as it exists).
b) A brief review of the literature that analyses attitudes to immigration and (as far as available) literature that analyses attitudes of environmental change.
c) A conceptual discussion about the relationship between environmental change and attitudes to immigration, and how these two can be linked in a meaningful future research agenda.
d) An exploration of possibilities to enhance existing survey datasets by adding sets of questions on attitudes to the environment and migration, so as to support a future research agenda.
The report is structured as follows. In the next section, we provide a brief conceptual discussion about analysis of attitudinal response data of the type that is relevant for the project. Section 3 reviews major data sources that are useful for work on attitudes to migration and environmental change. Section 4 provides some brief analysis of concerns about immigration and the environment using the Eurobarometer data. Section 5 provides a brief literature review of papers that exist about attitudes to the environment, to immigration, and about drivers of migration. Section 6 concludes.
Dustmann, C., & Okatenko, A. (2011). Review of data and predictions about attitudes to migration and the environment. London : Government Office for Science UK. URL : http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~uctpb21/reports/Report_Foresight_Final.pdf