Settlement Support Policies

Migration and settlement support policies have a major impact on the health and well-being of newcomers. Many studies show that asylum seekers and refugees with a stable status and non-discriminatory access to work, housing, education and healthcare are generally able to overcome the after-effects of pre-migration trauma and to integrate well into the host society. Conversely, when they face restrictions and limited access to services in the host society, their physical and mental health suffers. Moreover, precarious status is a major source of feelings of insecurity and vulnerability.

Several of our researcher members’ projects set out to document migration policies and evaluate their impact on the well-being and health of migrants, particularly migrants with precarious status, and on their access to healthcare and services. Here is an overview of current or recently completed projects in this area of expertise

Settlement support and integration

Migration and Settlement Support Policies

Migration Control Policies