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Causes and experiences of poverty among economic migrants

Description
A new IRiS Working Paper by Simon Pemberton, Jenny Phillimore and David Robinson addresses causes and experiences of poverty among economic migrants, through a detailed review of academic and policy literature in this latest addition to the IRiS Working Paper series.
Date:
30 June 2014

Mother, child and state: the moral complexities of child protection

Description
University researchers have drawn attention to the numbers of children successively compulsorily removed from the same mother through the family courts. The Nuffield Foundation-funded work, by Karen Broadhurst, Claire Mason and Judith Harwin of the Universities of Brunel and Manchester, has caused a flurry of media interest, with the BBC noting that 7,143 mothers were involved in repeat care cases, affecting 22,790 children. Professor Sue White contributes to the latest Birmingham Brief.
Date:
27 June 2014

Superdiversity: A new reality with new challenges

Description
Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), presented 'Superdiversity: A new reality with new challenges', at Social Work in a Changing World, at the University of Sheffield on 17 June 2014.
Date:
17 June 2014

New publication: Sans Papiers - The social and economic lives of young undocumented migrants

Description
IRiS academic Dr Nando Sigona is co-author with Professor Alice Bloch and Professor Roger Zetter of Sans Papiers: The social and economic lives of young undocumented migrants published by Pluto Press.
Date:
17 June 2014

Podcast: Jacqui Smith and Marcia Shakespeare on the shooting of Letisha Shakespeare and combating gang culture

Description
Podcast of Jacqui Smith (former Home Secretary) and Marcia Shakespeare (mother of Letisha Shakespeare) talking about gang culture and the shooting of Letisha in Birmingham in 2003.
Date:
17 June 2014

Dark legacy of Birmingham's 'Trojan Horse' episode

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Despite the findings from the investigations into 21 Birmingham schools by Ofsted being published on Monday, the shadow cast by Operation Trojan Horse's allegations are likely to loom large over the city's Muslims.
Date:
16 June 2014
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IASS Events

Integration for who? Getting on in an era of superdiversity with Professor Jenny Phillimore

Date
17 September 2014 (17:00-18:00)
Location:
G15, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham
Description
Each new professor at the University of Birmingham gives a lecture, known as an inaugural, to their peers and students on their area of research. Therefore you are personally invited to join, Jenny Phillimore Professor of Migration and Superdiversity, at her Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday 17th September 2014 at 5pm – 6pm as it may be of interest to your area of expertise.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences, Teaching

Taxing our wealth – do we have it right?

Date
04 (00:00) - 06 November 2014 (00:00)
Description
As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, a series of linked events targeted at 16-18 year olds will be addressing the question - do we have the tax system right when it comes to taxing people's wealth?
Categories:
Social Sciences
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