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Sociological review, Vol.30 No.1-2 June 1999. -

This article traces the pathways of Bosnian refugee-immigrants from the war-torn former Yugoslavia of the early 1990s to the Western welfare-states in which they came to reside and settle. The study was undertaken in an effort to evaluate degree to which the transition - away from refugee status and toward meaningful participation in host societies - has taken place among differently situated immigrant groups. Empirical questionnaire and interview research was conducted to assess perceived levels of job opportunity and job satisfaction within host societies, and analysis was then undertaken in order to situate this data within the theoretical framework of the welfare-state itself.

The authors- primary concern is the relationship between labor market access and participation, on the one hand, and the overall processes of integration undertaken by refugee-immigrants within three different welfare-state regimes - the USA, Sweden, and the Netherlands - on the other. The authors conclude with a description of the position of the Bosnian immigrant group within each society and suggestions for the improvement of global acceptance and integration policies for refugees.

welfare-state; refugee; integration; labor market

Author: Kamenko Bulić - ; Sveučilište u Amsterdamu, Nizozemska Henri Dongieux - ; Sveučilište u Amsterdamu, Nizozemska



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