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dc.contributor.authorCorrea-Velez, Ignacio
dc.contributor.authorOnsando, Gerald
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:43:49Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:43:49Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2014-04-30T23:52:29Z
dc.identifier.issn14478420
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/58919
dc.description.abstractOver the last ten years, approximately one third of refugee and humanitarian entrants to Australia have been adult men. To date, little research has been done on their health and settlement issues. Many of these men have come from the African continent. This paper reports on the educational and employment outcomes of a group of 173 recently arrived adult African men from refugee backgrounds who have settled in Southeast Queensland. Given the current government policy focus on regional resettlement, the paper compares key outcomes between the adult African men who settled in metropolitan Brisbane with those living in the Toowoomba-Gatton region. The study uses a peer interviewer model and a mixed method approach. Overall, we have found that African men who have settled in regional areas face significantly greater educational and occupational challenges than those who settled in the urban area. They report more negative experiences at educational institutions, are more likely to take jobs that are below their level of skills and qualifications, are more dissatisfied with their jobs, and report greater discrimination and difficulties while trying to secure adequate employment in Australia. A number of policy implications are discussed.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherThe African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP)
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://afsaap.org.au/ARAS/2009-volume-30/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom114
dc.relation.ispartofpageto127
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Review of African Studies (ARAS)
dc.relation.ispartofvolume30
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEthnic Education (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Maori and Pacific Peoples)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130307
dc.titleEducational and occupational outcomes amongst African men from refugee backgrounds living in urban and regional Southeast Queensland
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2009 ARAS. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2009
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gro.griffith.authorOnsando2572256, GeraldDNU C.


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