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Finally, for at least some communities, there is a sense that their experiences in some way compare with those of the original diasporas – that they too are victims, just as were dispersed Jews and African slaves. 26 A related concept is that of ‘transnational communities’. In very simple terms, the idea is that some migrants have begun to live ‘in between’ nations. They maintain sustained social, economic, and political contacts with people and places in their country of origin that transcend national boundaries.
Adjustments are made to the IPS ﬁgures to try to take account of such problems. There are two other main sources of data on migration ﬂows in the UK. Work permits issued measure the entry of workers, but only from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) because work permits are not required by citizens of EEA member states. Asylum statistics show how many people apply for protection in the UK, but great care is required in interpreting them, as sometimes they include dependants (spouses and children) and sometimes not.
Asylum statistics show how many people apply for protection in the UK, but great care is required in interpreting them, as sometimes they include dependants (spouses and children) and sometimes not. Alternative indicators of numbers of migrants entering the UK include the Labour Force Survey, which records nationality and address one year ago, but again is based only on a sample of households. The national census also records address a year ago, but it does not record nationality (only country of birth), and it takes places only once every decade.