29.6.2014, The Telegraph – Multiculturalism in reverse as teenagers buck the trend towards integration

29.6.2014, The Telegraph – Multiculturalism in reverse as teenagers buck the trend towards integration

Teenagers no more integrated with other races than the middle aged, major new study of Britain’s friendship circles shows.

Decades of efforts to promote multiculturalism have gone into reverse, major new research showing teenagers are no more likely to mix with people from other racial backgrounds than those 40 years older suggests.

The study, which analyses the social lives of almost 4,300 people from 13 to 80, shows that a clear trend towards each successive generation becoming more integrated than the one before breaks down when it comes to under-18s.

Despite growing up in more diverse society than ever before at a time when mass migration has transformed the make-up of Britain, today’s teenagers have almost 30 per cent fewer friends from other ethnic backgrounds than people in their 20s and early 30s.

Source (English language): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/10931854/Multiculturalism-in-reverse-as-teenagers-buck-the-trend-towards-integration.html

 

 

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