Migrant and hosting communities face long-term challenges in the integration process. Immigrants must adapt to new laws and ways of life, while hosts need to adjust to multicultural societies. Integration impacts many facets of life such as access to jobs, real state and public services and can be well approximated by the extent of spatial segregation of minority group residence. Here we conduct an extensive study of immigrant integration in 53 world cities by using Twitter language detection and by introducing metrics of spatial segregation. In this way, we quantify the Power of Integration of cities (their capacity to integrate diverse cultures), and characterize the relations between cultures when they act in the role of hosts and immigrants.
Immigrant community integration in world cities
Fabio Lamanna, Maxime Lenormand, María Henar Salas-Olmedo, Gustavo Romanillos, Bruno Gonçalves, José J. Ramasco
Spoiler: and the most integrated city according to this study is… London!