How does immigration impact on the quality of life in a small town?

James J. Potter, Rodrigo Cantarero, X. Winston Yan, Steven Larrick, Heather Keele, Blanca E. Ramirez

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This chapter aims to provide a study that investigated issues pertinent to the impact of population influx due to migration on small cities, towns and communities. The population influx has exerted a great pressure on housing availability in the city, especially affordable housing. It is evident from the survey results that long-time and newly arrived residents have both, similarities and differences, in their perceptions regarding Crete’s quality of life. The migration of persons from various ethnicities may have presented challenges to Crete leaders and community residents; this has also given opportunities to engage in more cultural diversity dialogues and events. Crete residents enjoy a good quality of life. In the majority of the survey results, residents expressed an appreciation for the good quality of life in Crete, and said that there is a ‘sense of community’ in Crete, and cooperation among neighbors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHousing, Space and Quality of Life
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781351156356
ISBN (Print)9780815389521
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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