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    Constitutional Change

    Overview

    This project aims to investigate EU migrants in the UK and how the outcome of the referendum might influence their circumstances and behaviours. The project aims to contribute directly to the debate on the UK's changing relationship with the European Union and the role of population changes in this context.

    The project comprises of four work packages;

    1) Mapping the characteristics of the EU population in the UK – We are mapping the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the EU born population in the UK, with a focus on bi-national partnerships where one partner is of EU- nationality. Analysis will include distinction between the 'old' EU-15 and the 'new' EU which includes the recent additions of countries to the European community such as Eastern European, Baltic and Balkan countries.

    2) Investigating migrants' attitudes to a changing EU – A bespoke online survey is being designed to collect information from EU migrants in the UK. Data will be gathered on their concerns about the UK's possible exit from the EU and its implications for their rights and obligations within the UK. Among other questions, migrants' thoughts on their intenton to return to their home country will be collected, as well as their attitudes towards the British naturalisation process and the possible consequences of obtaining dual nationality.

    3) Migrants' entitlements in the context of changing social policies - This research assesses the impact of changing social rights for EU migrants in the UK on their ability to enter and remain in the British labour market. It explores the degree to which social policies for migrants have constituted a social investment enhancing the British economy, how recent changes have affected this potential and what the impact of the UK's possible exit from the EU might be.

    4) Influencing the debate - In the run up to the referendum this work package is aimed at effectively informing the public discourse with evidence based knowledge. Through a suite of knowledge exchange activities we aim to create platforms for debate on issues such as the dynamics of population exchange within Europe, the changing composition of EU labour markets, the impact of increasing numbers of multi-national and multi-ethnic families on cross-national legal regulations of welfare rights, and the effect of return migration on insurance and pension entitlements within the different social systems of Europe.

    Publications & Activities

    'Love in a time of Brexit': Bi-national families and the EU Referendum
    British Society for Population Studies 2018 Conference (2018). (University of Winchester)
    Authors: Falkingham J, Evandrou M, Vlachantoni A, Feng Z,

    From a “community of rights” to a “community of value”: the validation of “good citizenship” among Polish migrants in Brexit Britain
    SSPC Seminar Series (2017). (University of Southampton)
    Authors: McGhee D, Moreh C,

    'Love in a time of Brexit' The impact of bi-national families on voting intentions and behaviours
    Understanding Society EU referendum research programme project planning meeting (2017). (University of Essex)
    Authors: Falkingham J, Evandrou M, Feng Z,

    'Love in a time of Brexit' The impact of bi-national families on voting intentions and behaviours
    Understanding Society EU Referendum Project Workshop (2017). (University of Essex)
    Authors: Falkingham J, Evandrou M, Vlachantoni A, Feng Z,

    Media

    Migration - BBC South Today - Traute Meyer
    Traute Meyer was featured on BBC South Today discussing the topic of migration.

    Even post-Brexit, EU migrants are likely to stay in the UK Population Europe - PopDigest. 2017
    PopDigest blog post titled Even post-Brexit, EU migrants are likely to stay in the UK, posted on Population Europe, mentions research by Derek McGhee, Chris Moreh, and Athina Vlachantoni.

    Will EU migrants stay or leave the UK after Brexit? - Derek McGhee You Tube. 2017
    Professor Derek McGhee discusses the topic 'Will EU migrants stay or leave the UK after Brexit?', as part of the 'Tales of migration: citizenship, benefits and identity in Brexit Britain' project.

    Who is a typical migrant in the UK today? - Jane Falkingham You Tube. 2017
    CPC Director Professor Jane Falkingham discusses the topic 'Who is a typical migrant in the UK today?', as part of the 'Tales of migration: citizenship, benefits and identity in Brexit Britain' project.

    Should EU migrants get benefits after Brexit? - Paul Bridgen You Tube. 2017
    Dr Paul Bridgen discusses the topic 'Should EU migrants get benefits after Brexit?', as part of the 'Tales of migration: citizenship, benefits and identity in Brexit Britain' project.

    How much are UK migrants worth? - Hector Calvo-Pardo You tube. 2017
    Dr Hector Calvo-Pardo discusses the topic 'How much are UK migrants worth?', as part of the 'Tales of migration: citizenship, benefits and identity in Brexit Britain' project.

    Does migration make us happy - Corrado Giulietti You Tube. 2017
    Dr Corrado Giulietti discusses the topic ' Does migration make us happy', as part of the 'Tales of migration: citizenship, benefits and identity in Brexit Britain' project.

    Can migration be fully controlled? - Jakub Bijak You Tube. 2017
    Dr Jakub Bijak discusses the topic 'Can migration be fully controlled?', as part of the 'Tales of migration: citizenship, benefits and identity in Brexit Britain' project.

    Tales of migration: citizenship, benefits and identity in Brexit Britain Public Policy|Southampton. 2017
    Public Policy|Southampton blog discussing 'Tales of migration: citizenship, benefits and identity in Brexit Britain' and linking to YouTube videos by CPC members: Jane Falkingham, Jakub Bijak, Paul Bridgen, Hctor Calvo-Pardo, Corrado Giulietti, and Derek McGhee.

    The implications for EU migrants Society Now ESRC magazine. 2016
    Article written by Jane Falkingham titled "The implications for EU migrants" in the section of the Society Now ESRC magazine summer 2016 issue 25 titled "Brexit-What next?"

    Should I stay or should I go? The UK in a Changing Europe website. 2016
    Blog titled "Should I stay or should I go?" posted on The UK in a Changing Europe website.

    Out of Britain Max Planck website. 2016
    Article title 'Out of Britain' published by Max-Planck-Gesellschaft mentions Jane Falkingham.

    Expense turns to investment: How the welfare state supports EU migrants' economic achievements Youtube. 2016
    Paper presented by Josh Moran (University of Southampton) at 'The spectre of 'Brexit': Free movement and European citizenship in question' seminar.

    How likely is a UK population of 80m - and would it really be a problem? PublicPolicy@Southampton website. 2016
    Blog posted on the "Views on Europe | T minus two" section of the PublicPolicy@Southampton website titled "How likely is a UK population of 80m - and would it really be a problem?" written by Jane Falkingham.

    Should I stay or should I go? Strategies of EU citizens living in the UK in the context of the EU referendum PublicPolicy@Southampton website. 2016
    Blog posted on the "Views on Europe | T minus two" section of the PublicPolicy@Southampton website titled "Should I stay or should I go? Strategies of EU citizens living in the UK in the context of the EU referendum" written by Derek McGhee.

    Britain's big divorce? The European Magazine. 2016
    An article titled 'Britain's big divorce?' published in The European mentions the Centre for Population Change.

    Expense turns to investment:How the welfare state supports EU migrants' economic achievements Youtube. 2016
    This presentation investigates the degree to which the UK's welfare state helps EU migrants enhance their economic activity. How have policy changes post-2014 affected this situation? What would happen if the UK left the EU?

    Should I stay or should I go? Youtube. 2016
    What might EU migrants in the UK do in order to cope if the UK leaves the EU? Might they stay or go? Using data from an online survey we find out what the three largest EU nationality groups (Portuguese, Polish and Romanian) in the UK have to say. These three groups represent three different EU enlargement waves, with Portugal having joined the European Union in 1986, Poland in 2004 and Romania in 2007.

    How likely is a UK population of 80m - and would it really be a problem? The Conversation. 2016
    Blog post titled 'How likely is a UK population of 80m - and would it really be a problem?' posted on The Conversation by Jane Falkingham.

    The implications of Brexit for older EU migrants in England and Wales Ageing Issues. 2016
    Blog post titled "The implications of Brexit for older EU migrants in England and Wales" written by Maria Evandrou, posted on Ageing Issues.

    Benefit tourism and Britain's new deal: will the renegotiation stop EU migrants coming to the UK? The uk in a changing europe. 2016
    Blog post titled "Benefit tourism and Britain's new deal: will the renegotiation stop EU migrants coming to the UK?". Written by Paul Bridgen, Traute Meyer, and Josh Moran, posted by The UK In A Changing Europe.

    Who are the EU Migrants? Youtube. 2016
    Who are EU migrants living in the UK? Should the UK decide to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum, the impact of social policies on the rights and responsibilities of non-UK European nationals living in the UK could be significant and will vary according to age, employment and family circumstances.This presentation explores the characteristics of EU migrants living in the UK.

    As free as Norway after Brexit? The uk in a changing europe. 2016
    Blog post titled "As free as Norway after Brexit?". Written by Paul Bridgen, Traute Meyer, and Josh Moran, posted by The UK In A Changing Europe.

    How Brexit impacts families in the UK Public policy|southampton. 2014
    Blog written by Professor Jane Falkingham titled "How Brexit impacts families in the UK", posted by Public Policy|Southampton.