African Immigrants to Australia: Barriers and Challenges to Labor Market Success

Hyacinth Udah, Parlo Singh, Kiroy Hiruy, Lillian Mwanri

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The purpose of this paper is to examine the employment experiences of immigrants of African background in the Australian labor market. Drawing on the findings from a qualitative study conducted in South East Queensland, the paper identifies several barriers and challenges faced by Africans to meaningful employment and labor market success. The paper indicates the need to develop targeted policies to eliminate employment discrimination, reduce barriers to meaningful employment for good settlement and successful integration of African immigrants to Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1159-1174
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Asian and African Studies
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • African immigrants
  • Australia
  • barriers and challenges
  • employment
  • integration
  • labor market


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