Language Roulette: The effect of random placement on refugees’ labour market integration – Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

ABSTRACT Placement of refugees and subsequent labour market integration within a host country represents a key challenge for policymakers and has emerged as one of the most divisive topics in the public debate. Immigration policy in Switzerland adopts random placement of asylum seekers across its different language regions. Hence, this policy allows to estimate the … [Read More] Language Roulette: The effect of random placement on refugees’ labour market integration – Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Why Denying Refugees the Right to Work is a Catastrophic Error – The Guardian (UK)

It’s not just fleeing conflict that makes victims out of refugees – it’s also denying them the means to become autonomous and productive Edited extract from Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System* by Paul Collier and Alexander Betts From the 1980s on, a dominant international approach has been taken towards the majority of the world’s refugees. … [Read More] Why Denying Refugees the Right to Work is a Catastrophic Error – The Guardian (UK)

State of the Nation 2017: Refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia – RCOA

INTRODUCTION – Extract The world is in the midst of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. Yet Australia’s approach in recent years has been to punish people seeking asylum, while increasing the numbers of refugees it resettles. This contrasting approach threatens the long and proud history Australia has of successful integration of refugee communities. This report reflects what … [Read More] State of the Nation 2017: Refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia – RCOA

Middle Eastern Migrants aren’t ‘Piling on to the Dole Queue’ – The Conversation

Extract from an article by John van Kooy, Research Fellow, Research & Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence and Honorary Researcher, Melbourne Social Equity Institute, University of Melbourne Claims that Middle Eastern migrants are “piling on to the dole queue” are misleading. The data actually shows that, after an initial period of relatively high unemployment, labour force … [Read More] Middle Eastern Migrants aren’t ‘Piling on to the Dole Queue’ – The Conversation

NEW: Brotherhood Update: Research & policy from the Brotherhood of St Laurence

Brotherhood Update February 2017 Welcome to the first Brotherhood Update for 2017, which features items on refugee jobseekers, aged care, young people’s education and training, energy hardship and more. RESEARCH FORUM What would enable refugees to thrive in the labour market? The experiences of humanitarian migrants seeking meaningful work in Australia were highlighted at a … [Read More] NEW: Brotherhood Update: Research & policy from the Brotherhood of St Laurence

Settling Better: Reforming refugee employment and settlement services – Centre for Policy Development

As a nation built on immigration, humanitarian migrants (refugees and others in refugee-like situations) make up only a small proportion of the entrants who settle in Australia. Over time, however, these refugees have made an enormous contribution to the nation. Ensuring their successful integration has been vital to building a prosperous, welcoming and proudly multicultural … [Read More] Settling Better: Reforming refugee employment and settlement services – Centre for Policy Development

Going Up or Going Down? Occupational mobility of skilled migrants in Australia – Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources

ABSTRACT Skilled migration programs are now widespread among western settler societies, but little is known about the recent outcomes of skilled migrants. Using a feminist framework and qualitative interviews of 22 migrants, this article sheds light on the job-seeking experiences of professional skilled migrants in Australia, who are from non-English speaking backgrounds. The article reveals … [Read More] Going Up or Going Down? Occupational mobility of skilled migrants in Australia – Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources

Untapped Talent: The costs of brain waste among highly skilled immigrants in the United States – MPI

While the United States has long been a top destination for the world’s best and brightest, it has fallen short when it comes to fully tapping the skills and training of these newcomers. As a result, nearly 2 million immigrants with college degrees in the United States—one out of every four—are relegated to low-skilled jobs … [Read More] Untapped Talent: The costs of brain waste among highly skilled immigrants in the United States – MPI

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