• Yosra Ibrahim Alasimi
4. semester, Global Refugee Studies, Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
The aim/purpose of this mixed methods research was to investigate the critical factors contributing to Syrian refugee women lagging behind on the Danish labour market, despite their higher/better educational levels than males. With successful integration as key for refugee wellness, this study examines the Danish integration and gender equality issues that have implications on the Syrian refugee women joining the Danish labour market. This study utilized both quantitative and qualitative methods to adopt a constructivist approach to respond to the study questions. Data collection was done through both surveys and in-depth interviews, asking participants open-ended questions, which formed the epitome for the analysis. In fully answering the specified research question, thematic analysis was conducted, with a step-by-step examination of responses and deciphering key themes (patterns). Upon thematic analysis, it was found that for the Syrian refugees, and other included participants, key obstacles causing slower or poor job market integration are cultural/traditional practices, religious practices, gender inequality, language barriers/hindrances, inadequate job experience. Other participants noted that the Danish government work-related policies highly hindered getting employed. Moreover, Danish Education system's ability to support job market integration, key concerns were not efficient for refugee women, failure in ensuring competence, i.e., skills differing, slower incorporation/integration, no work guarantee and market demand for advanced academic levels.
Udgivelsesdato28 maj 2021
Antal sider99
ID: 413096463