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“We are not here to claim better services than any other” : Social exclusion among men from refugee backgrounds in urban and regional Australia

Correa-Velez, Ignacio, Spaaij, Ramon, & Upham, Susan (2012) “We are not here to claim better services than any other” : Social exclusion among men from refugee backgrounds in urban and regional Australia. Journal of Refugee Studies, 26(2), pp. 163-186.

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Abstract

This paper reports on a mixed-methods study of social exclusion experiences among 233 resettled refugees living in urban and regional Queensland, Australia. The findings reported here are drawn from the SettleMEN project, a longitudinal investigation of health and settlement experiences among recently arrived adult men from refugee backgrounds conducted between 2008 and 2010. Using questionnaire surveys and semi-structured interviews, we examine four key dimensions of social exclusion: production, consumption, social relations, and services. We show that, overall, participants experienced high levels of social exclusion across all four dimensions. Participants living in regional areas were significantly more likely to be excluded from production, social relations, and services. We argue that there is a pressing need to tackle barriers to economic participation and discrimination in order to promote the social inclusion of men from refugee backgrounds.

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ID Code: 50733
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: social determinants of health, social exclusion, refugee men, resettlement, urban and regional Australia
DOI: 10.1093/jrs/fes003
ISSN: 0951-6328
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Oxford University Press
Copyright Statement: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Refugee Studies following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Correa-Velez, Ignacio, Spaaij, Ramon, & Upham, Susan (2012) “We are not here to claim better services than any other”: Social exclusion among men from refugee backgrounds in urban and regional Australia. Journal of Refugee Studies. is available online at: http://jrs.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/05/04/jrs.fes003.
Deposited On: 05 Jun 2012 08:56
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2013 14:34

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