The settlement and social inclusion of immigrant youth in New Zealand

Sobrun-Maharaj, Amritha, Tse, Samson, Hoque, Ekramul and Rossen, Fiona 2009, The settlement and social inclusion of immigrant youth in New Zealand, International journal of interdisciplinary social sciences, vol. 4, no. 7, pp. 97-111.

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Title The settlement and social inclusion of immigrant youth in New Zealand
Author(s) Sobrun-Maharaj, Amritha
Tse, Samson
Hoque, Ekramul
Rossen, Fiona
Journal name International journal of interdisciplinary social sciences
Volume number 4
Issue number 7
Start page 97
End page 111
Total pages 15
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Place of publication Altona, Vic.
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1833-1882
Keyword(s) Immigrant Youth
Social Inclusion
Summary The immigrant population of Aotearoa New Zealand has increased significantly over recent years. This rise in ethnic minority populations, especially from non-English speaking countries, has significant social implications for the country. Anecdotal and empirical evidence in New Zealand show that many immigrant youth are not socially included, and that this compromises their ability to settle successfully in New Zealand. This study investigates the settlement and social inclusion of immigrant youth in New Zealand. It investigates the significant/actors that act as barriers to their settlement and social inclusion. The study gathers data through face to face and telephone interviews from key informants who are service providers and experts in six cities in New Zealand. Data is analysed using an inductive approach to produce primarily qualitative data which identifies key themes and issues for different age groups, genders, migrant and refugee groups. It supplements this data with some quantitative data on frequency, duration and intensity. Findings reveal that most immigrant youth generally do not feel well settled and socially included in New Zealand, and that some may suffer psychological and social consequences due to this.
Language eng
Field of Research 111708 Health and Community Services
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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