Humanitarian migrant integration in Australia: a multidimensional approach

Humanitarian migrant integration in Australia: a multidimensional approach

Australia operates an annual resettlement intake of humanitarian migrants, with humanitarian migrant visas comprising on average around 10% of the total number of permanent migration visas issued each year. The Australian government has a comprehensive set of policies around the settlement and integration of humanitarian migrants, including support services for migrants who have experienced traumatic events prior to migration. Integration is commonly defined as both a multidimensional process and a two-way process, where the migrants and the host society both adapt. However, much of the research on integration has focused on individual-level indicators of integration in single dimension, such as employment status or language proficiency. In this thesis proposal review seminar, I will highlight the approach my thesis will take towards analysing integration as a multidimensional process and discuss the anticipated main contributions of my research.

Kristen Power is a PhD candidate in the School of Demography. Her main research focuses on the factors affecting the integration trajectories of humanitarian migrants in Australia. Her thesis will employ a range of statistical and spatial methods to gain a deeper understanding of integration as a multidimensional process.

Date & time

Tue 23 Feb 2021, 1.30–2.30pm

Location

Zoom ID: 895 2018 9486 P/W 144496

Speakers

Kristen Power, PhD Candidate School of Demography ANU

Contacts

Susan Cowan
6125 4273

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