Jenny Phillimore

Where is integration in the refugee crisis?

What is lost in the debate about refugees, which has hitherto focused on numbers, is a proper discussion about integration. In this article, Jenny Phillimore examines the steps that might support a two-way integration process.

The focus for the media and politicians responding to the European refugee crisis has largely been upon numbers and the debate about how many refugees each country […]

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    Integrating refugees into the UK labour market requires shifting focus away from social networks and towards language and dispersal policy

Integrating refugees into the UK labour market requires shifting focus away from social networks and towards language and dispersal policy

In this article, Sin Yi Cheung and Jenny Phillimore analyse the government’s Survey of New Refugees to get a sense of what works for asylum seekers. They find that the mere possession of social networks was not enough to enhance access to employment. Therefore, they argue for shifting focus away from social networks and towards more functional matters; for instance, improving language competency and housing […]