Identifying Correlates of Social Connection & Disconnection Among Refugees and Host Communities

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Identifying Correlates of Social Connection & Disconnection Among Refugees and Host Communities

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Lizzie Henninger

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The purpose of this study is to identify social correlates of social connection and disconnection between refugees in host communities. This study bridges the gap between the scholarly work done regarding integration strategies and the success of such strategies by comparing social integration levels through education, employment and poverty. I analyze data from a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees survey of Syrian refugees who were relocated in host communities in Lebanon. This secondary dataset consists of quantitative data from a survey of 75 individual households conducted between 2015 and 2016. My analysis focuses on individual refugee households and analyzes how integration programs, social bridges, and access to education influence one another in order to effectively and successfully integrate refugees into their host communities. My analysis will measure the levels of social connection and disconnection among refugees in host communities. This work emphasizes the importance of combating severe levels of social isolation among refugee populations by connecting refugees with community resources and services to aid in the assimilation process.

Publication Date

4-22-2020

Project Designation

Capstone Project

Primary Advisor

Anya Galli Robertson

Primary Advisor's Department

Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, College of Arts and Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-Being; Reduced Inequalities

Identifying Correlates of Social Connection & Disconnection Among Refugees and Host Communities

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