Topic 9: Demography continued (Male unemployment/poverty - black men…
Topic 9: Demography continued
- migrants create identities.
- refers to movement into a society
- refers to movement out
- difference between the number of immigrants and emigrants
War, poverty, limited job opportunities, religious persecution
- Black immigrants from the Caribbean began to arrive in the UK
- South Asian immigrants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, East African Asians.
Black Caribbean/Black African - lone parent households
- slavery - couples sold separately, children stayed with the mother.
- black men unable to provide, resulted in desertion
Mirza - black women place high value on independence.
Stats - misleading - "lone parents" in stable supportive non-cohabiting relationships (AO3)
Asian families - extended/nuclear
Traced back to migration and the need for assistance. Houses often shared by extended families.
Now - nuclear, though relatives live nearby.
- average age of the UK population is rising. There are fewer young people and more old people.
- increasing life expectancy, declining fertility/infant mortality.
older people consume a larger proportion of services such as health and social care.
Number of pensioners living alone has increased.