ERIC Number: ED237603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Social Science Research on Southeast Asian Refugee Settlement in Canada.
Indra, Doreen Marie
Surveyed in this paper is the social science research on Southeast Asian refugee settlement in Canada. According to the survey, the body of literature on Indochinese immigrants is substantially larger than those on other ethnocultural Canadian populations of comparable size. Policy analysis is well developed, and there now exists sufficient information to put together a broad sketch of Indochinese immigrant life in Canada. The paper states, however, that there are enormous gaps and omissions in the literature, some due to the newness of the field, which is less than five years old. Areas where the research is said to be scarce or completely lacking are (1) Lao and Khmer refugees; (2) immigrants' links with their source countries or their source country kin; (3) the structure of Indochinese communities in Canada; (4) the effect of the 1981-83 economic downturn on refugees; (5) Indochinese use of social, health, and educational services; (6) language problems; (7) family and mental health problems; (8) Indochinese women in Canada; (9) what aspects of the settlement saga are attributable to ethnic group status and what aspects to refugee status; (10) the direction of the refugees' long term integration into Canadian society; and (11) oral and community history. An attached bibliography (which constitutes half of this paper) lists almost all available studies involving research on Indochinese settlement in Canada. (CMG)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; Southeast Asians
Note: Paper prepared for the Symposium on the Problems and Consequences of Refugee Migrations in the Developing World (Hecla Island Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada, August 29-September 1, 1983).