A New Beginning: Early Refugee Integration in the United States

  title={A New Beginning: Early Refugee Integration in the United States},
  author={Van C. Tran and Francisco Lara-Garc{\'i}a},
  pages={117 - 149}
The U.S. refugee population not only has grown dramatically, but the countries from which the refugees are fleeing have also diversified over the last decade. Focusing on five recent refugee groups—Bhutanese, Burmese, Iraqis, Somalis, and Cubans, we examine how premigration characteristics and postmigration integration policies shape early socioeconomic integration in the United States. Our analyses point to three findings. First, early socioeconomic outcomes show only modest differences across… Expand
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