GendeRace - United Kingdom Country Report 2008
United Kingdom Country Report 2008

August 2008


by Eleonore Kofman and Eica Howard


The dominant immigrant populations in the post-war years in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales but not Northern Ireland which has separate equality legislation) were from its former colonies in the Caribbean, South Asia and Ireland. Ireland (other than the six counties of Northern Ireland) became independent in 1920. The others became independent from the 1940s (1947 India) through to the 1960s (Africa and the Caribbean). There were also European flows of labour migrants and refugees throughout the post-war period but immigration from Eastern and Southern Europe received relatively little attention for a long time.


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