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The 'Life in the United Kingdom' Citizenship Test: Is it Unfit for Purpose?

52 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2013 Last revised: 5 Jan 2015

Thom Brooks

Durham University

Date Written: June 13, 2013

Abstract

The 'Life in the United Kingdom' test is an important part of British immigration policy and it attracts cross-party support. This report is the most comprehensive and rigorous examination of the test available. The report considers how the current edition compares with previous editions and it identifies several problems that should be addressed in a future edition. The report supports 12 recommendations.

Keywords: citizenship, citizenship test, British politics, immigration, public policy, Life in the UK, Life in the United Kingdom

JEL Classification: I29, K00, K10, K19, K30, K33, K39

Suggested Citation

Brooks, Thom, The 'Life in the United Kingdom' Citizenship Test: Is it Unfit for Purpose? (June 13, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2280329 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2280329

Thom Brooks (Contact Author)

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Durham Law School
Durham University
Durham, County Durham DH1 3ET
United Kingdom
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