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dc.contributor.authorPontes, Juliana Gomes
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-27T15:07:24Z
dc.date.available2018-04-27T15:07:24Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/73895
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the experiences of integration and marginalization of six youth from refugee backgrounds living in Halifax. The research identifies formal and informal supports they access as well as barriers and challenges they face, and analyzes to which extent Halifax is a welcoming and/or unresponsive community in relation to the needs of these youth. The conceptual framework reframes and problematizes the concepts of integration, marginalization, and welcoming community, and introduces the notion of unresponsive community. Within a qualitative approach with individual interviews, the experiences of the youth are explored in six integration areas: education, official language, employment, health, housing, and social connections. Overall, the youth experienced different degrees of integration and marginalization in each area outlined. Halifax oscillated between a welcoming and unresponsive community depending on the area of integration and the age, country of origin, kind of sponsorship, and educational background of the youth.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectyouthen_US
dc.subjectHalifax (N.S.)en_US
dc.subjectRefugeesen_US
dc.subjectintegrationen_US
dc.subjectmarginalizationen_US
dc.subjectwelcoming communityen_US
dc.titleI COULD STAY HERE FOREVER… IF I FIND A JOB: EXPERIENCES OF INTEGRATION AND MARGINALIZATION OF YOUTH FROM REFUGEE BACKGROUNDS IN HALIFAXen_US
dc.date.defence2018-04-03
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Social Worken_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Social Worken_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerLuin Goldringen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorCatrina Brownen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerCatherine Bryanen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerCassandra Hanrahanen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorSara Torresen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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