'We are not here to claim better services than any other': social exclusion among men from refugee backgrounds in urban and regional Australia

Correa-Velez, Ignacio, Spaaij, Ramon and Upham, Susan (2013) 'We are not here to claim better services than any other': social exclusion among men from refugee backgrounds in urban and regional Australia. Journal of Refugee Studies, 26 2: 163-186. doi:10.1093/jrs/fes003

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Author Correa-Velez, Ignacio
Spaaij, Ramon
Upham, Susan
Title 'We are not here to claim better services than any other': social exclusion among men from refugee backgrounds in urban and regional Australia
Journal name Journal of Refugee Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0951-6328
1471-6925
Publication date 2013-06
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/jrs/fes003
Open Access Status
Volume 26
Issue 2
Start page 163
End page 186
Total pages 24
Place of publication Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article reports on a mixed-methods study of social exclusion experiences among 233 resettled refugees living in urban and regional Queensland, Australia. The findings reported here are drawn from the SettleMEN project, a longitudinal investigation of health and settlement experiences among recently arrived adult men from refugee backgrounds conducted between 2008 and 2010. Using questionnaire surveys and semi-structured interviews, we examine four key dimensions of social exclusion: production, consumption, social relations, and services. We show that, overall, participants experienced high levels of social exclusion across all four dimensions. Participants living in regional areas were significantly more likely to be excluded from production, social relations, and services. We argue that there is a pressing need to tackle barriers to economic participation and discrimination in order to promote the social inclusion of men from refugee backgrounds.
Keyword Social exclusion
Resettlement
Refugee men
Australia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Advance access: First published online: May 4, 2012.

 
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