Aspirations, capabilities and blocked pathways: Refugee resettlement in Australia

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    Abstract

    Nearly 7 million, or 28 per cent, of Australia’s current resident population came as new settlers. Their expectations ranged from economic success, to better education and health or a more human and safe life for themselves and their families. But, they all hoped that their new society includes them economically, socially and culturally. This aspiration for inclusion was further bolstered by Australian policy and dominant public discourse promoting the integration of resettled immigrants. Yet, an increasing number of settled migrants, especially those from a refugee background, find themselves socially and economically excluded from mainstream Australian society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages1-19pp
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventHuman Development and Capability Association Conference: 'Capabilities on the Move: Mobility and Aspirations' - Washington, United States
    Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceHuman Development and Capability Association Conference: 'Capabilities on the Move: Mobility and Aspirations'
    Period1/01/15 → …

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