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Financial uncertainty common for new migrants

21 May 2012
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This qualitative study involving Melbourne's Afghan and Burmese (Chin and Karen) communities presents a mixed picture of how these migrants are coping with financial matters as they settle in a new city.

Two factors influencing adjustment are people’s diverse circumstances and experiences of financial matters before arrival in Australia and a lack of finance-related information relevant to their life experience. Many families reported significant hardship, especially if they could not find steady employment. People’s main information needs related to credit, utility bills and contracts, and insurance, and knowing where to get help.

Authors:

Victoria Johnson is Senior Research Officer in the Research and Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence.
Said Dileri is the former Community Development Officer in the Research and Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence.
Naw Eh Ywa is Community Development Officer in the Research and Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence.

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2012
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