Finding satisfying work: the experiences of recent migrants with low level English

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Author: O'Dwyer, Monica; Mulder, Stella


The focus of this report is on the work satisfaction of migrants arriving in Australia with low level English, approximately four years after arrival. Major themes for the participants in this study included the impact of low level English, barriers to finding work aligned with their skills, and challenges securing reasonable employment conditions. Women experienced more difficulties finding satisfying work on these terms and were more likely than men to experience occupational downgrading in Australia.

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Subjects: Migration; Employment; Gender; Skills and knowledge; Language; Research; Participation

Keywords: Migrants; Job satisfaction; Conditions of employment; Barrier; Longitudinal study; Interview; Employment experience

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: AMES Research and Policy Unit, 2015

Physical description: 31 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 124.499

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