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Meeting basic needs? Forced migrants and welfare

Dwyer, PJ and Brown, D 2005, 'Meeting basic needs? Forced migrants and welfare' , Social Policy and Society, 4 (4) , pp. 369-380.

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    Abstract

    As the number of forced migrants entering Britain has risen, increasingly restrictive immigration and asylum policy has been introduced. Simultaneously, successive governments have sought to limit the welfare entitlements of forced migrants. Drawing on two sets of semi-structured qualitative interviews, with migrants and key respondents providing welfare services, this paper considers the adequacy of welfare provisions in relation to the financial and housing needs of four different groups of forced migrants i.e. refugees, asylum seekers, those with humanitarian protection status and failed asylum seekers/‘overstayers’. There is strong evidence to suggest that statutory provisions are failing to meet the basic financial and housing needs of many forced migrants.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
    Journal or Publication Title: Social Policy and Society
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 1474-7464
    Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
    Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2011 14:51
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:45
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/12777

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