Pathways to employment for migrants and refugees? The case of social enterprise
Barraket, Jo (2007) Pathways to employment for migrants and refugees? The case of social enterprise. In Curtis, B, McIntosh, T, & Matthewman, S (Eds.) Proceedings of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and the Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (SAANZ) Joint Conference, 2007, The Sociological Association of Australia (TASA), pp. 1-8.
This paper examines the use of social enterprise – that is, not for personal profit businesses that have a strong social purpose- to support training and employment pathways for migrants and refugees facing multiple forms of exclusion. Drawing on an evaluation of a program that supports seven social enterprises in the Australian state of Victoria, the study finds that social enterprise affords unique local opportunities for economic and social participation for the program’s participants. Nevertheless, there are limits to the impacts of programs that mediate transitions within an increasingly flexible labour market without redressing the broader social determinants of labour market segmentation.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||employment, social enterprise, migrants and refugees|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
|Deposited On:||02 Feb 2012 15:16|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:03|
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