Roomies for Life?:An Assessment of How Staying with a Local Facilitates Refugee Integration

van Dijk, Hans and Knappert, Lena and Muis, Quita and Alkhaled, Sophie (2021) Roomies for Life?:An Assessment of How Staying with a Local Facilitates Refugee Integration. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies. ISSN 1556-2948

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Abstract

In light of failing integration policies and practices, we provide a qualitative evaluation of a social innovation that aims to facilitate integration by providing refugees an opportunity to reside temporarily with locals. Our analysis of the experiences shared by refugee guests and local hosts provides insight on the theory and practice of refugee integration in three ways: we (1) inform research and policy on the effectiveness of staying with a local as a means for integrating refugees, (2) unpack the mechanisms through which staying with a local facilitates refugee integration, and (3) theoretically enrich the literature on indicators of integration.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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155338
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Deposited On:
25 May 2021 13:55
Refereed?:
Yes
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Published
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27 Nov 2021 06:02