Vocational behavior of refugees: how do refugees seek employment, overcome work-related challenges, and navigate their careers?

Alexander Newman, Jenny Bimrose, Ingrid Nielsen, Hannes Zacher

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Over the last few years, we have witnessed the largest displacement of refugees in modern history. Among the many challenges faced by refugees, finding employment and navigating the employment relationship are crucial for successful integration into mainstream society. In this editorial, we outline the background of our special issue on the vocational behavior of refugees and summarize the 12 conceptual and empirical articles included in the special issue. We conclude by outlining a number of implications for future research on the vocational behavior of refugees as well as for vocational practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Asylum
  • Integration
  • Migration
  • Refugees

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