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Title: Settlement Experiences of African Refugees: A Case Study of the Armidale, Tamworth and Coffs Harbour Regions of New South Wales, Australia
Contributor(s): Kivunja, Charles (author); Kuyini-Abubakar, Ahmed (author); Maxwell, Thomas W (author)
Publication Date: 2014
DOI: 10.1177/0021909613478399
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Abstract: Cast in the framework of social capital theory, this research used case studies to investigate the settlement experiences of African migrants in Armidale, Tamworth and Coffs Harbour in Australia. Analysis of individual ('n' = 29) and one focus group interview data revealed that most migrants expressed some satisfaction with service provision in the areas of initial settlement support and the work of local community organizations. Problems still remained with regard to employment, family reunion and dealing with changes in family relations. The study concludes that there is a need to educate African migrants on mainstream Australian culture in order to enhance the migrants' capacity to build social capital. Local governments need to make specific provisions within their policies, focusing on the settlement of migrants to address some of the gaps in services.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Asian and African Studies, 49(1), p. 64-79
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1745-2538
Field of Research (FOR): 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Economics, Business and Management)
160703 Social Program Evaluation
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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