UBC Think Sociology!

Spring 2017. Volume 2, Issue 8.

“How Education Explains Inequalities in Trust” by Cary Wu.

Immigration leads to both demographic and cultural diversity. However, researchers who study immigration tend to assume that the cost of this diversity is lower social cohesion, lower social integration, and lower democratic participation. New immigrants are less likely to engage in politics, to participate in civic associations, and to trust the generalized other. For this reason, there has been considerable debate about the merits of immigration, especially from non-western societies. Read More >