Migration and Immigration are a standard part of life yet contreversial topics according to political tides and public opinion in Europe. The issue of trust, and to what degree there is trust in places where there is great ethnic diversity, is one that can be complex to understand and filled with assumptions that dictate policy and what we perceive to be reality.
In their 2012 study “Ethnic Diversity and European’s Generalised Trust: How Inclusive Immigration Policy Can Aid a Positive Association” Anna Zimdars and Gindo Tampubolon look at how a nation’s policy can impact that level of trust. Today on the podcast, Anna Zimdars joins us to explain both the thinking behind the research and what can be understood from the results.
Reference: Anna Zimdars, & Gindo Tampubolon (2012). Ethnic Diversity and European’s Generalised Trust: How Inclusive Immigration Policy Can Aid a Positive Association Sociological Research Online DOI: 10.5153/sro.2643
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