Keys to successful integration : importance of social relations on the first-phase integration of Burmese refugees in Rovaniemi

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dc.contributor.author Janger, Hanna
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-04T09:43:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-04T09:43:11Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201210042588 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/39880
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study is to find out requirements for successful integration of a specific group of refugees, Burmese, in a Northern Finnish city, Rovaniemi. The research problem is approached by examining the importance of social relations between local volunteer hosts and Burmese refugees. Concentration is on the first-phase integration of the target group. Members of the target group arrived in Rovaniemi in 2007 and were the pilot group for the operations of the project Volunteers Hosting Refugees on the Integration Path. The project recruited and trained local volunteers to operate as volunteer hosts for refugees. These organised social relations were intended to offer social support during the first-phase period of target group’s integration into the new society. Humanitarian based immigration to Finland has been increasing in recent years and this increases the importance of integration policies and practices. Concept of integration, its various interpretations and the connections between integration, social relations and social support are current topics and their importance justifies the implementation of this study. These concepts are subjects for an ongoing political and academic debate and this study brings its input into the public discussion by discussing these concepts in a specific context. Theoretical discussion should not be completely distinguished from the practical environment of everyday life and in this study the practical aspects of first-phase integration are emphasised. This study is implemented as qualitative research and the research problem is approached from the perspective of the target group. Qualitative methods for data collection are used and total of 13 Burmese informants were interviewed. Implemented interviews with Burmese function as the main source for information. Supplementary sources include two interviews with volunteer hosts (four interviewees) and relevant literary products of the project. The results of this study highlight the importance of social relations and expressive and instrumental social support for the integration and wellbeing of immigrants. The practical nature of social support is highlighted in the data. The findings of this study strengthen the results of earlier studies and emphasize that the different backgrounds and needs of refugee groups and individuals should be in central focus when planning integration policies and individual integration plans. en
dc.format.extent 99 s.
dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject.other Burma
dc.subject.other integration
dc.subject.other refugee
dc.subject.other social relation
dc.subject.other social support
dc.subject.other volunteer
dc.title Keys to successful integration : importance of social relations on the first-phase integration of Burmese refugees in Rovaniemi
dc.title.alternative Importance of social relations on the first-phase integration of Burmese refugees in Rovaniemi
dc.type Book en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201210042588
dc.subject.ysa integrointi
dc.subject.ysa kotouttaminen
dc.subject.ysa pakolaiset
dc.subject.ysa sosiaaliset suhteet
dc.subject.ysa sosiaalinen tuki
dc.subject.ysa vapaaehtoiset
dc.subject.ysa burmalaiset
dc.subject.ysa Rovaniemi
dc.type.dcmitype Text en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu fi
dc.type.ontasot Master’s thesis en
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Yhteiskuntatieteellinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Faculty of Social Sciences en
dc.contributor.laitos Yhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy en
dc.contributor.yliopisto University of Jyväskylä en
dc.contributor.yliopisto Jyväskylän yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine sosiologia fi
dc.subject.method Laadullinen tutkimus
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