The impact of ethnic diversity, socio-economic disadvantage and sense of belonging on Islamophobia and social cohesion locally and nationally: a mixed-method, longitudinal analysis
This project explores the impact of socio-economic disadvantage and ethnic diversity on local and national community cohesion. The project will achieve 2 key outcomes:
1. Provide nationally representative evidence based on a) the analyses of Census and the HILDA Survey data, separately and in combination and b) a national survey on acceptance of Muslims/Islamophobia.
2. Provide empirical evidence about the ways in which ethno-religious diversity, disadvantage and acceptance of Muslims/Islamophobia impact on community cohesion in chosen localities through interviews with stakeholders and a survey of a representative sample of local populations.
Project timeline: 2018 - 2020
Image credit: Muslim job fair in Broadmeadows, photo courtesy of Islamic Council Victoria.
This project addresses the following Sustainable Development Goals and Targets: