The Relation between Ethnic and Civic Views on Citizenship, Attitudes towards Immigrants and Sympathy for Welfare Recipients – Social Policy & Administration

ABSTRACT In this study we investigate the relationship between different definitions of national citizenship, sympathy for welfare recipients, and how this relation is mediated by attitudes towards immigrants. We make use of the 2008 wave of the Belgian Political Panel Survey 2006–11, in which over 4,800 18-year-old adolescents were questioned. The results demonstrate that an … [Read More] The Relation between Ethnic and Civic Views on Citizenship, Attitudes towards Immigrants and Sympathy for Welfare Recipients – Social Policy & Administration

Transforming Lives and Institutions: The Structural Inclusion and Institutional Engagement of Refugee Migrants in Australia – SSRN

ABSTRACT Successful resettlement of refugees depends both on individual resources and strategies of refugees and on the foundational principle to have the same rights as host communities. Stating the equality of rights is fundamental for the normative framework that determines refugee resettlement policy, and the state has an important responsibility in the clear articulation of … [Read More] Transforming Lives and Institutions: The Structural Inclusion and Institutional Engagement of Refugee Migrants in Australia – SSRN

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

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

Migrant Intake into Australia: Inquiry report – Productivity Commission

Overview – Extract Immigration is a defining feature of Australia’s economic and social life. Over the past seven decades, around seven million people have migrated to Australia. Assuming that immigration continues along its average long-term trajectory, it is projected to add another 13 million people by 2060. With more than one in four Australian residents … [Read More] Migrant Intake into Australia: Inquiry report – Productivity Commission

Migrant Poverty and Social Capital: The Impact of Intra- and Interethnic Contacts – Research in Social Stratification and Mobility

ABSTRACT Highlights We analyze how various forms of migrant social capital influence the prevalence of poverty. We distinguish between contacts to natives and to immigrants. Having contacts with both groups is most beneficial to be protected from poverty. The disadvantage associated with not having any native contacts depends on language proficiency. Previous research on immigrant … [Read More] Migrant Poverty and Social Capital: The Impact of Intra- and Interethnic Contacts – Research in Social Stratification and Mobility

It’s Not a Disgrace … It’s dementia – Alzheimer’s Australia

A new short film for the multicultural community designed to encourage acceptance of dementia as a medical condition – and not a normal part of ageing – has been launched via YouTube. This is the latest in a series of films aimed at several non-English speaking communities in Australia to help de-stigmatise and promote awareness of … [Read More] It’s Not a Disgrace … It’s dementia – Alzheimer’s Australia

Short Film for Italian-speaking Clients Challenges Taboos – Community Care Review (AAA)

A new resource has been launched for Italian communities designed to encourage acceptance of dementia as a medical condition, and not a normal part of ageing. Susan McCarthy, the general manager of services at Alzheimer’s Australia NSW, said the short film: “It’s not a disgrace…it’s dementia” addressed common myths and stigma around dementia and the importance … [Read More] Short Film for Italian-speaking Clients Challenges Taboos – Community Care Review (AAA)

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