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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Making it Work: Refugee employment in the UK. Working paper 2 of the 'asylum and migration' working paper series

The second Asylum and Migration working paper presents compelling arguments for integrated and holistic policy measures that are aimed at achieving effective integration of refugees into receiving countries.

This working paper paints a worrying picture of refugee unemployment in the UK. Despite arriving with diverse and often valuable skills, refugees face considerable barriers in gaininig employment that matches those skills. Dr Alice Bloch argues that getting refugees into employment is key to their successful integration into the UK and suggests strategies for how Government policy can reflect the importance of this goal.

View the other papers in the series here. All are available free of charge.