Migrants' settlement patterns in global cities and their determinants: Paris, Singapore, Sydney and Moscow. Part I
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Varshaver, E., Rocheva, A., Andreeva A., Ivanova, N. (2019).  Migrants' settlement patterns in global cities and their determinants: Paris, Singapore, Sydney and Moscow. Part I. The Monitoring of Public Opinion: Economic and Social Changes Journal, (6(154)), 479-504. [in Russian]

 

The article presents the results of a comparative study devoted to the settlement of ethnic migrants and their determinants in the global cities, such as  Paris,  Singapore, Sydney, and  Moscow. The article is based on the relevant literature  and  field  studies  conducted  in these cities including interviews with experts in the urban studies and migrant integration, observation,  in-depth  and  express interviews in the urban space, for example, in the areas of residential concentration  of  non ethnic  communities  (ethno-migrant  enclaves). The  authors propose a theoretical scheme describing the key determinants of migrant settlement  in  different  contexts.  The  basic  factors  behind  migrant  settlements in the global cities are as follows: socio-economic characteristics  of  the  receiving  community,  migration  policy, characteristics of migration flows, characteristics of vertical social mobility among migrants and their children, so-cial structure of the urban space, local construction  of  ethnicity,  state  and  urban residential policies, and residential choices of migrants and non-migrants. For  each of  these  cases,  factors  explaining settlement preferences can be different. The article provides a detailed description of each city and depicts a set of factors relevant for each of these case studies.