Introducing Building a New Life in Australia

Introducing Building a New Life in Australia

Ben Edwards and Diana Smart

Highlighted key aspects of the longitudinal study of humanitarian migrants, including themes and topics covered in the survey design.

This event was held on Tuesday 16 June 2015.

Building a New Life in Australia is a longitudinal study following the settlement journeys of humanitarian migrants from their early months in Australia to their eligibility for citizenship. The study will document humanitarian migrants’ social, economic and health outcomes and the factors that promote or hinder successful settlement.

Focused on the research community, in this seminar Dr Ben Edwards and Dr Diana Smart will provide information on:

  • the rationale for the study
  • study methodology
  • challenges involved in undertaking this kind of research
  • themes and topics covered in the survey
  • cohort characteristics, response rates and types of data collected
  • public release of the data and how to access it.

About the presenters

Dr Diana Smart manages the Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants and the Longitudinal Study of Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care in NSW.

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