Gina Netto

About Gina Netto

Gina Netto is a Reader in Migration, Ethnicity and Place in the Institute of Social Policy, Housing, Environment and Real Estate at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh. She has a longstanding interest in exploring ethnic inequalities, with recent work tending to focus on the relationship between migration, poverty and ethnicity. This has involved her in working with various international organisations, including the European Commission and with national and local government, and charitable organisations. Her most recent research – a study funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation - involves examining extreme housing exclusion in eleven countries, and identifying lessons for the UK.

Migration, Ethnicity, and Progression from Low-Paid Work in the United Kingdom

The current flows of people migrating from Syria and other war-torn countries have captured public attention. It has become clear that governments in Europe are ill-prepared to deal with the large scale displacement and movement of people. Much of public debate has centred on ‘spreading the burden’ of accommodating and integrating refugees within national and local communities. Yet migration can – and does – influence the supply of skills and expertise within the labour market.

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