Refugees’ wellbeing in countries of resettlement

Doná, Giorgia (2002) ‘Refugees’ wellbeing in countries of resettlement’, Social Work in Europe, 9(1), pp. 41-48.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to examine the changed nature of refugee movements over time; to place the understanding of refugee well-being in a sociocultural context; and to analyse the relationship between re-settlement programs and refugee wellbeing. The author suggests that the changed nature of conflicts worldwide has resulted in a modified profile of refugees seeking asylum in Europe, thus raising cultural, social and political challenges for understanding refugee well-being and integration. In this paper it is argued that since the 1950s social policies and programs for refugees have moved away from regarding refugees as healthy productive individuals towards seeing them as dependent and traumatized (sick) persons, in this way promoting their marginalisation from host society and negatively impacting on their wellbeing.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Citation: Doná, G. (2002) ‘Refugees’ wellbeing in countries of resettlement’, Social Work in Europe, 9 (1) 41-48 (Special edition on refugees and asylum seekers).
Divisions: Schools > Law and Social Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Mr Stephen Grace
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2010 12:29
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2013 09:28
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10552/635

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