Annotated Bibliography of New Zealand Literature on Migrant and Refugee Youth - At a Glance
Migrant and Refugee Youth Settlement and Social Inclusion Series
This annotated bibliography was commissioned by the Department of Labour to provide a comprehensive account of the current evidence on settlement and social inclusion for migrant and refugee young people in New Zealand. A key aim of the bibliography is the identification of evidence relating to factors that facilitate or act as barriers to the successful settlement and social inclusion of these young people. The bibliography is the first in the Migrant and Refugee Youth Settlement and Social Inclusion series.
The annotated bibliography contains over 200 annotations on a wide variety of topics relating to migrant and refugee youth. Each annotation contains information on the research aim or focus, who the participants were, key findings and outcomes, and the scope of the research. There are five main sections: Family and Social Networks; Education and Employment; Health and Social Services; Identity and Participation; and Research Methods.
The bibliography is intended to be a resource for policy-makers, practitioners working with refugee and migrant youth, community and ethnic organisations and researchers. The references gathered in the bibliography show that a significant amount of research has been done in New Zealand in this field over the last three decades, particularly in the areas of family and social networks, education, social services and the crafting of identity by young refugees and migrants. The collection also indicates that this is a growing field of research and that researchers – particularly those belonging to refugee and migrant communities – are developing new methods of research that both complement and challenge long standing methods. The bibliography also provides an outline of the research gaps and emerging research questions in this field.
The Annotated Bibliography of New Zealand Literature on Migrant and Refugee Youth is available from the New Zealand Department of Labour’s website at http://www.immigration.govt.nz/NR/rdonlyres/CB8DD139-9AC0-4FBD-A1BE-678855B3E219/0/DOL10436AnnotatedBibliographySept07lowres.pdf.