Social Issues

Refugee Children in Australia

Posted on: Wed 21 Jun 2017

The refugee crisis that has impacted the globe for almost a decade now has seen families immigrating to Australia for security and safety.

Little is known about the children’s long-term health once the families arrived in Australia and resettled; that was until Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales, Karen Zwi, conducted research to track the children’s well being. You can read more about her research here

Karen joined Jennie Lenman to discuss her research and findings.

Karen said one of the most disappointing results of the study was the employment rate of the parents of refugee children after resettlement; only 12% gain employment within 3 years, and even then it’s mostly unskilled labour.

Produced by Cordelia Woods

Image sourced from Flickr


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