Eritrean refugees experience in Melbourne

Ibrahim, Hassan 2005, Eritrean refugees experience in Melbourne [data collection], Refugees' labour market access in Australia : a case study of Eritrean African immigrants.

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Field of Research 160303 Migration
140211 Labour Economics
Socio Economic Objective 940109 Employment Services
Type of research activity Applied research
Name of data collection Eritrean refugees experience in Melbourne
Creator(s) Ibrahim, Hassan
Contributor(s) Sgro, PasqualeORCID iD for Sgro, Pasquale
Hazari, Bharat
Mansouri, FethiORCID iD for Mansouri, Fethi
Date completed 2005
Material type survey data
ANDS collection type collection
Collection start date 2005
Collection end date 2005
Project name Refugees' labour market access in Australia : a case study of Eritrean African immigrants
Description of resource 403 questionnaires in a box
Keyword(s) labor market
African refugees
Australian immigrants
Language eng
Summary This dataset provides information concerning the patterns of labour market access and the employment outcomes of African refugees in Australia. It focuses on recently-arrived migrants and refugees from Eritrea who came to Australia predominantly on humanitarian grounds. It explores the correlation between academic qualifications and previous employment experiences on the one hand and employment outcomes in Australia on the other. In doing so, a number of related factors including language skills, links to community organisations and level and nature of job assistance services are analysed as variables that potentially impact upon access to and ultimately integration into the labour market.
General notes This dataset was newly sourced through hardcopy paper questionnaires. The anonymous questionnaire was administered during 2005 by the chief investigator (Hassan Ibrahim), himself an Eritrean, to members of the Eritrean community in Melbourne, Australia. One thousand (1,000) questionnaires were distributed via the Eritrean Community Centre in Melbourne and to individual family homes of Eritreans known to the author. Participants were invited to contribute through community meeting points e.g. mosques, churches, community halls and public gatherings. Some questionnaires were completed by individuals in the presence of the author but cultural requirements meant that especially for females, some questionnaires were completed by individuals without the author present. The questionnaires were returned via the Eritrean Community Centre and/or collected. The Eritrean consul assisted in helping to locate Eritreans living in Melbourne. Responses were collected from 403 participants, a response rate of 40%.
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Copyright notice ©2005, Deakin University
Access conditions Data is open to for private study and fair use only. Enquiries should be emailed to Professor Pasquale Sgro's office.
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