Title: The study of the Somali U.S. workforce insertion process
Author: McCubbin, Traci Dionne Jines
Date: May 2007
Description: Master’s Paper, Clark University, Department of International Development, Community and Environment
This study explores the workforce insertion process of Somali refugees in the United States. It also addresses the impact that formal instructions, ethnic enclaves, and previous class status have on this process. The research identifies distorted information and language barriers as two key obstacles to successful workforce insertion. The author concludes by recommending an expanded study with more interviews and geographic locations as well as examining age, gender and tribal relations among Somali refugees.
Keywords: Somalis, Labour supply, Labour market, Economic integration
Cataloged by: Peter Nelson/ B. J. Perkins