Immigrant Welfare: A Research Perspective

Michael Liffman
Liffman takes three analytical questions: what is encompassed by the term ‘immigrant’; how are immigrants affected by welfare systems; and what determines outcomes in immigrant/agency interactions. He discusses four factors which must always be taken into account in developing any services for immigrants; language and communication; culture; experience and knowledge; and resettlement. With a grasp of these issues Liffman deals illustratively with two "welfare fields", social security and child care, identifying: a) issues common to...
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