Migration and Social Cohesion

Exploring the multiple dimensions of migration and its implications for social and community cohesion.

The Australian population is increasingly culturally diverse, with more than a quarter of all Australians born overseas and almost half having at least one parent who was born overseas. Migrants, particularly those from backgrounds where English is not the first language, can face social exclusion and marginalisation.

This research program focuses on the multiple dimensions of migration and its implications for social and community cohesion. Together with the associated PhD Program in Migration, Statelessness and Refugee Studies, it aims to build a stronger evidence base for tackling associated inequalities and strengthen local and international opportunities for collaboration and engagement.

This research program is led by Professor Karen Farquharson and Dr Karen Block.

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