Book Chapter

Refugees’ integration into the labour market


The State’s legal obligation towards refugees comprises granting protection and conferring post-determination rights. This chapter queries how the UK discharges its legal obligation to facilitate refugees’ engagement with work and whether it contributes towards their ‘othering’. It examines the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) as a case-study, assessing how ‘resettled’ refugees access support to labour market integration through various organisations and actors, comparing the support provided to them with the assistance available to ‘recognised’ refugees. The latter are those who have reached the UK by their own endeavours, applied for asylum, and been granted refugee status. The study has demonstrated how diverse networks of organisations and state actors facilitate or inhibit refugees’ access to the labour market, counterbalancing State actions on integration.

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Morano-Foadi, Sonia
della Croce, Clara
Lugosi, Peter

Oxford Brookes departments

Oxford Brookes Business School
School of Law


Year of publication: 2020
Date of RADAR deposit: 2020-11-19

This material has been published in European societies, migration, and the law / edited by Moritz Jesse []. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution or re-use. © 2020."

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This RADAR resource is the Accepted Manuscript of Refugees’ integration into the labour market
This RADAR resource is Part of European societies, migration, and the law: The ‘others' amongst ‘us' [ISBN: 9781108487689] / edited by Moritz Jesse (Cambridge UP, 2020).


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