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dc.contributor.authorGuan, Qing
dc.contributor.authorPietsch, Juliet
dc.description.abstractAs global efforts to address COVID-19 become more urgent, the public discourse on attitudes towards immigrants has also become more polarized. In such a heightened social and political context, we study the impact of intergroup contact in political jurisdictions with different shares of minority populations. Drawing on data from the Australian Election Study and the Census, we find that less intergroup contact with neighbours from minority birthplace, language and citizenship backgrounds is correlated with higher anti-immigrant sentiments. These results have significant implications for immigrant-receiving countries with existing legislation and policies that direct immigrants to move to areas of lower population density, lower presence of immigrants, and less previous exposure to international migration. The evidence presented in this study suggests that without sufficient political and policy sensitization to the issues for immigrants living in these areas, there could be detrimental social and political impacts to both immigrants and society more generally.en_US
dc.publisherRoutledge: Taylor & Francis Groupen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEthnic and Racial Studiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsEthnic Studiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsintergroup contacten_US
dc.titleThe impact of intergroup contact on attitudes towards immigrants: a case study of Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGuan, Q; Pietsch, J, The impact of intergroup contact on attitudes towards immigrants: a case study of Australia, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2021en_US
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered as an advanced online version in Griffith Research Online.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorPietsch, Juliet

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