This study addresses two main areas. First, the study focusses on the effect the population size of migrants’ community of orientation (the community in which they spent their teens) has on their present socio-economic status. Second, attention is given to the status which migrants have achieved in the social stratification of their residing city, as opposed to natives. To gather empirical evidence, a sample survey of women in four study areas of Canberra wasconducted in 1986-1987. Three hundred and ninety-four women, under 56 years of age, who were married or in a de facto relationship were interviewed. Analysis of the data has revealed the following;.
- community of orientation
- population size
- social mobility
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Sociology and Political Science