PLPRU research on Refugee Women and Work.

Alex Reilly and Joanna Howe with two co-investigators in Psychology and Social Health have secured a grant for $282,802 under the National Research Grants program in the Commonwealth Department of Social Services.

The project is titled ‘Refugee women and work: pathways to employment for social inclusion and health and well-being’.

The project focuses on employment as a pathway to social inclusion and health and wellbeing for refugee women and includes:

  • A review of national refugee employment programmes and initiatives;
  • A qualitative 3-year longitudinal study of refugee women’s experience in the workplace and the impacts of work on their social inclusion and health and well-being;
  • Interviews with service providers and employers; and
  • Analysis of the Building a New Life in Australia longitudinal data set to examine the links between employment, social inclusion and health and wellbeing.
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