Promoters and barriers to work: a comparative study of refugees versus immigrants in the United States.

@article{Jamil2012PromotersAB,
  title={Promoters and barriers to work: a comparative study of refugees versus immigrants in the United States.},
  author={Hikmet J. Jamil and Samer S Kanno and Rami Abo-Shasha and Mazen M AlSaqa and Monty Fakhouri and Bengt B. Arnetz},
  journal={The new Iraqi journal of medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={19-28}
}
BACKGROUND Immigrants in general and refugees in specific are at risk for unemployment with detrimental effects on health and social well-being. Prior work has identified a series of barriers preventing employment among immigrants and refugees. However, these studies either fail to have a comparison group, or it is improper. The objective of this study is to compare unemployment determinants among culturally comparable Iraqi immigrants and refugees. METHOD A convenience sample of Iraqis… CONTINUE READING