African Immigrants to Australia: Barriers and Challenges to Labor Market Success

Hyacinth Udah, Parlo Singh, Kiros Hiruy, Lillian Mwanri

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine the employment experiences of immigrants of African background in the Australian labor market. Drawing on the findings from a qualitative study conducted in South East Queensland, the paper identifies several barriers and challenges faced by Africans to meaningful employment and labor market success. The paper indicates the need to develop targeted policies to eliminate employment discrimination, reduce barriers to meaningful employment for good settlement and successful integration of African immigrants to Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1159-1174
Number of pages16
Volume54
No.8
Specialist publicationJournal of Asian and African Studies
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • African immigrants
  • Australia
  • barriers and challenges
  • employment
  • integration
  • labor market

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